Test of “Lost generation hypothesis” accepted in Scientific Reports

Our paper showing that increased water temperature delays late-season phenology of mayfly was accepted today in Scientific Reports. In short, alternated regime of water temperature in rivers distunes insects inner clock. The larvae molted into subimago in late(er) autumn on the heated river. However, in late autumn temperature of water is already pretty low. Since…

Journal of Ecology blog-post about our work

I have written the lay summary of our research about the effects of nitrogen deposition on reproduction in red oak (as a model species that mast). You can read what I wrote here. 🙂 I just would like to add that similar direct effects of global changes (not only increasing nitrogen deposition, but also others…

Autumn field season is over

We have finished month-long intense field work testing the mechanisms of red oak invasion in European forests. During last few weeks we have sowed acorns of both species at different distances from trees (of red oak and European oak) to test whether seed transportation by rodents positively affects germination probability of acorns. We have also conducted seed…