Will the zoologists from Łódź discover new species of invertebrates in the Philippine tropics? A group of experts from the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection of the University of Lodz is preparing for the first expedition to the Philippines. Their targets include insects, arachnids and molluscs.
Spring. The stork is its inseparable symbol. Who does not know it? It is often drawn by children, it appears in literature, tales, songs. It is a symbol of happiness and wealth. Or maybe it would be better to write: it used to be...? The change in the perception of the stork is literally taking place before our eyes.
Scientists identified five species of fungi, 21 lichens, as well as slime moulds and bryophytes on a branch of relict pine from Sokolica, the symbol of Pieniny, broken off six months ago during a rescue operation. Dr. Jan Bodziarczyk from the University of Agriculture in Kraków told PAP about the detailed results of the studies of the branch.
Foraminifera are single-celled organisms, whose shells can have extremely elaborate shapes. Researchers, including scientists from Kraków, took a sneak peak at the cellular mechanisms that allow Foraminifera to add new "rooms" to their capsule apartments. This research inspires the creation of materials of the future.
Ornithologists from the Baltic Action, which has been setting global trends in bird ringing for years, train their Mexican colleagues. They have just completed the preparation of a comprehensive bird ringing system for this country, Dr. Jarosław Nowakowski from the Baltic Action reports.