Pond ecosystems are hotspots of biodiversity, often containing many rare and protected species that are not commonly found elsewhere.
Armed with a range of laboratory techniques which allow species detection from the water samples, ECOPONDs first main goal is to improve the monitoring techniques of present freshwater biodiversity and strengthen the expertise on how biodiversity on species richness is distributed through an urban and geographical gradient.
The ECOPOND 2019/34/H/NZ8/00683 project is funded from the Norway grants under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014 within the Basic Research Programme operated by the National Science Centre in Poland.
INC PAS – Institute of Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences
UJ – Jagiellonian University in Cracow
UL – University of Lodz
NINA – Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
NVI – Norwegian Veterinary Institute
You can read about our results, discoveries and biggest surprises during our research in the article promoting our grant, published on the National Science Centre website.Read more