Category: BugNet experimental study

  • “Soil-Meeting” to discuss Decomposition addon and other ideas

    As announced, we would like to have a short zoom meeting to discuss the planned tea-bag decomposition meeting led by Sidonie, and also to think about other ideas to better understand consumer removal on soil functions. If you are interested to participate in this meeting you are very welcome to fill out this doodle. We…

  • New protocol on mollusc survey add-on – who wants to participate?

    As beer traps for collecting molluscs seem to be almost too efficient and might attract molluscs from far away, we decided to simplify the mollusc survey add-on and will only use shelter traps for collecting molluscs (thanks Harald Auge and Martin Schädler for sharing your concerns and giving valuable recommendations!). This means for you all,…

  • Mollusc survey add-on

    Our Master student Eva finalized a protocol on how to survey mollusc in the BugNet plots. Our preliminary results suggest that the presence of pathogens and also insects might affect molluscs and vice versa. With this mollusc survey add-on we aim to shed some light on such potential interactive effects. It’s a quick add-on and…

  • FAQs now online

    A new page with frequently asked questions about the experimental study is now online. We will update it continuously. If you think that some questions are missing or the answers given should be revised, we would be grateful for your feedback! Yo can find the new page here and in the page navigation menu under…

  • Open BugNet PhD position in Germany

    One of our BugNet collaborators from Germany, Lotte Korell, has an open PhD position available at the Department of Community Ecology at the UFZ in Halle. The potential PhD candidate will experimentally investigate the effects of plant species immigration and climate niches on grassland communities under global change by setting up a seed addition experiment…

  • BugNet experimental meeting in early December 2023

    Dear experimental BugNet collaborators around the globe, we hope you had a great field season and are all doing well! We would very much like to meet you again and have another BugNet meeting in the beginning of December to exchange a bit about your experiences in your sites, potential problems, questions, welcome new collaborators, and also plan future steps. …