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100 Million Year Old Amber Tells the Story of a Unique Hunting Method

During evolution, predatory animal species developed various mechanisms used for hunting and processing the prey. Our biologist Petr Kočárek from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Ostrava discovered and described a unique method of hunting for prey developed in an extinct insect species that lived a hundred million years ago.

The meeting of wolves at the genetic junction in Central Europe

The number of wolves is increasing in Europe and, consequently, in Czechia. Thanks to its central geographic position, Czechia further facilitates the interconnecting of wolf populations. A scientific research has been carried out of contemporary grey wolf population structure in Central Europe by, among others, associate professor Pavel Hulva and his students at the Department of Biology and Ecology of the Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava.

Extinction debt in Moravian Amazon proved

Interesting results often emerge when scientists from different fields start to cooperate. This has also been proved by the research of the influence of landscape history on the occurrence of old trees and specially protected beetles, which connects geographic and biological data and has just been published in a prestigious ecological journal.