Dr. Marta Alicja Kolanowska of CzechGlobe has received the prestigious Maxwell/Hanrahan foundation award for 2021. Since 2020, the award has annually been given to five outstanding young scientists working in field biology who meet demanding criteria.
Orchids are among the most endangered plants in the world. It is accented by the fact that there are very specific relationships between orchids and their pollinators. The most vulnerable are species dependent on a single pollinator, including Leporella fimbriata. This orchid found in South Australia is completely dependent on the pollination of male winged ants Myrmecia urens. Pollination occurs due to the sexual deception by the orchid – the male ant confuses the orchid flower with its female and tries to “fertilize it” while pollinating the orchid.
The severe tornado that hit the region around Hodonín a week ago left a scar in the landscape that is visible from space. Department of Remote Sensing of CzechGlobe made an interactive web-based application tornado.czechglobe.cz that shows the changes in the landscape from the remote sensing perspective.
Among the twenty-four scientists under 35 years of age who today received the Otto Wichterle Award for 2021 from the hands of the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Eva Zažímalová, was also Zuzana V. Harmáčková from the Global Change Research Institute CAS – CzechGlobe.