In the Insect Biome Atlas project, we study the size and composition of the insect faunas of Sweden and Madagascar, and their associated microbiomes, using high-throughput sequencing of Malaise trap and soil samples. The insect communities have been sampled with enough spatial and temporal resolution (200 trap sites in Sweden and 50 in Madagascar sampled over a 12-month period) to allow addressing a number of active research questions in insect systematics, ecology and evolution. Research based on the genetic data from around 8,000 insect community samples will focus on three main topics. Click below to learn more about each of them. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in joining the project team in analyzing the data, either from these or from other perspectives.