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What is PAP LAB? >>> Water bug working group
We are a research team, specialized in aquatic and semiaquatic true bugs (Heteroptera: Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha)
Team leader: Professor Miroslav Papáček
Our group works at the Faculty of Education of University of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic (Central Europe). The main object of our research are aquatic and semiaquatic bugs from all points of view. For more details of our work, check personal details of our team members.
At present, our work is supported by following grants:
Recently finished grants:
Professor of Zoology, Ph.D. – entomology,
the team leader
My studies of water bugs are oriented on taxonomy, morphology, ontogeny, phylogeny and ecology of Nepomorpha and on some aspects of ecology of Central European Gerromorpha (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Selected current projects:
Ph.D. - ecosystem biology
My main interest is ecology (and also physiology, especially cold tolerance) of semiaquatic bugs (Heteroptera: Gerromorpha), especially European Veliidae (water crickets and riffle bugs) and Mesoveliidae (water treaders), but also Gerridae (water striders). I enjoy sampling sites in the field, carrying out mesocosm experiments and processing obtained material in the laboratory. Some of my experiments are also focused on behavior of semiaquatic bugs. I am a member of Czech Society for Ecology. For more information, see my selected publications or write me an email ().
I am from Central Bohemia and I study spermatogenesis of the water cricket Velia caprai in my thesis.
Me and Lenka Černá study an influence of different methods of water bug sampling (different types of light traps, hand netting, etc. ..) on enter data for ecological studies. I have already defended my MSc. thesis.
I write my thesis on abiotic factors influencing wing polymorphism of semiaquatic bugs, especially Microvelia reticulata. I have already defended my MSc. thesis.
Me and Monika Čeloudová study an influence of different methods of water bug sampling (different types of light traps, hand netting, etc. ..) on enter data for ecological studies. I have already defended my MSc. thesis.
I study teaching of Biology and Chemistry for high schools. My thesis is focused on oogenesis in long-aged water cricket Velia caprai.
I study teaching of Biology and Sports for high schools. I will describe an effect of age and period of acclimation on supercooling point in the water cricket Velia caprai.
I study teaching of Biology and Sports for high schools. I investigate a characteristics and pattern of growth of a minute bug Microvelia reticulata according to environmental conditions.
I study teaching of Biology and Maths for high schools. My thesis is aimed on the effect of water bugs (Heteroptera: Nepomorpha) fixation on the interpretation of growth and variability results.
My MSc. project is entitled Water bugs of glacial lakes in the Šumava Mountains. I have already defended my MSc. thesis.
The main aim of my diploma thesis is to characterise the growth of living specimens of the water scorpion Nepa cinerea.
I investigate dispersal and migratory behaviour of selected semiaquatic bugs. My work is mainly based on mark-recapture experiments. I have already defended my MSc. thesis.
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