Pollination biology in the Alps

Pollination biology in the Alps

I had planned to start looking into a European study system, and with strict travel restrictions, now is the time. Together with my student Katharina Kagerl, I set up fieldwork to study the abiotic and biotic (pollination) niche of the European species Phyteuma...
… next stop: Costa Rica!

… next stop: Costa Rica!

From Colombia, we flew to Costa Rica to continue work on pollination syndromes and buzz-pollination in Melastomataceae. It is the aim of Constantin’s thesis to test whether floral traits identified as informative in delineating pollination syndromes in Merianieae are...
Fieldwork in Colombia

Fieldwork in Colombia

Finally, a dream came true and I got to see some Colombian Melastomataceae! Together with my Master student Constantin Kopper, I did a first exploratory fieldtrip to the areas of Calí (southern Colombia) and Bogotá. We spent our days observing pollinators, searching...