Biosystematics, informatics and genomics of the big 4 insect groups: training tomorrow's researchers and entrepreneurs
06.06.2016 - 10.06.2016
BIG4 field workshop in the Czech Republic, 6th June-10th June 2016
The aim of the workshop is for all members of the BIG4 consortium to meet and catch-up with each other’s progress, celebrate first achievements, discuss difficulties and problems & to experience a practical field-based exposure to diversity of BIG4 with the focus on the dominating insect families.
Location: The workshop will take place in the National Park Podyjí at the Czech-Austrian border, with the base at the field station in the small village Havraníky

Program summary:
June 6: BIG4 progress overview with short (ca. 15 min) student’s projects progress-reports talks, get familiar with the area
June 7: Introduction to major collecting methods and trap installation
June 8: Sorting and identification of the first bulk samples, mixed with expert short talks about some most diverse insect families, ad hoc short nearby collecting excursions.
June 9:  Continuing trap-based and hand-based collecting, as well material sorting and identification.
June 10:  Finalizing sorting/identification, completing the summary of collected material, discussion on results and field activities, social even in the evening.

For more details, please contact: Martin Fikáček at

Contact information:
Martin Fikáček