A new council was constituted during the General Assembly on 21 July 2022 in Cluj, Romania. The Council appointed board members as follows (2022-2024): Maria Elina Bichuette / President Mattia Saccò / Vice-President Stefano Mammola / Vice-President Susanne Schmidt / Secretary Ana Komerički / Treasurer Further members of the ISSB Council are: Traian Brad, Enrico Lunghi, and Alberto Sendra. Jean-Jacques Geoffroy (France) is appointed as manager of the Library at Brunoy (France) Ana Sofia Reboleira (Portugal) is appointed as ISSB…
Registration for the 25th International Conference on Subterranean Biology will close at the beginning of June. Please submit your registration now, if you haven’t done so already. Further details are available on the conference website https://www.25icsb.com/.
The 25th Conference on Subterranean Biology is now planned to be held as a hybrid conference with both physical and online attendance possible. The conference is planned to be held at Cluj-Napoca in Romania from 18-21 July 2022 with a post conference tour on the 22nd of July. More details are available on the Conference website https://www.25icsb.com/.
COVID-19 considerations continue to delay re-scheduling of the 25th International Conference on Subterranean Biology. However, it is now expected the Conference will be held in 2022, with planning commencing again in mid-2021.
The Web of Science Editorial Team have completed an evaluation of the Society’s journal Subterranean Biology and determined that the journal will receive an impact factor in 2021! Congratulations to the journal editor, Dr Oana Moldovan, and the many contributors of papers to the journal.
The Conference has been postponed as a result of COVID-19. Updates on future plans for the Conference will be provided every three months. All registration fees paid will be refunded. For more information, visit the official conference website.
It is now only 167 days until the start of the 25th Conference on Subterranean Biology in Alba Iulia, Romania. Details are available on the Conference website. Closing date for travel grant applications is the 25th of February. Registration discounts apply only until the 1st of March. This will be an exciting conference, encompassing all facets of subterranean biology, in a very scenic part of Europe. For more information, visit the official conference website.
The Abstract book for the recent, very successful Dinaric Subterranean Biology conference at Postojna are now available on the CONFERENCES page.
It is with great sadness the ISSB advises that the former president of the Society and renowned subterranean researcher, Prof. Christian Juberthie, passed away on 9 November.
Groundwater ecosystems are currently disregarded by the European Water Framwork Directive (EC-WFD), as colmation, a main stressor for stream and river ecosystems. However, there is a chance to change things: Recently, until 11th of March 2019, the EU-Commission is running online-consultations to check and improve the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Each citizen – European and non-European – and most organisations can take part in the consultations. The more persons and organisations from science and from environment protection are involved the better for…