November 5, 2017

From 26th to 29th October 2017, Tomasz Suchan took part in the SCAPE 2017 meeting in Drøbak, Norway.

In a talk “Pollen metabarcoding unravels long-distance migrations of the Painted Lady Butterfly”, Tomasz presented preliminary results of our study using pollen loads form insect's bodies for studying insect migrations. It is a joint project between the Molecular Biogeography Group and Roger Vila's team from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona. Tomasz showed that the pollen of many African plants is still detectable using metabarcoding methods, even after the migration across the Mediterranean Sea.

For those interested, you can find some general refections on SCAPE 2017 on the Jeff Ollerton’s Biodiversity blog.