Laboratory of Aphidology
Laboratory of aphidology by the decision of the director ceased its activity in 2019.
The key research approach was the integration of biosystematics, bionomy, evolutionary/ population genetics and zoogeography of aphids and their natural enemies. Both fundamental and applied research items, namely in plant protection (aphidophagous insects and aphid population control) and nature conservation (aphids and their antagonists in selected ecosystems) were studied. The research work continued in the long tradition of such a research in the state; also, extensive collections of the target groups together with the information (e.g., database of species and their trofic webs) was maintained. The laboratory took part in joint-projects with both local and foreign research institutions as well as in supplying educational activities and informative service (including identification).