Zuzana Harmáčková has been selected by the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) as a coordinating lead author of one of the key chapters in the upcoming „IPBES Nexus Assessment“.
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.