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…
Five pre-conference workshops will be held in the 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Workshops are only available for registered participants of the 24 ICSB. A maximum of participants is established per workshop, please check specific conditions and registration with the workshops organisers. Workshop 1: Trait-based analyses in groundwater ecology and bioassessment Workshop 2: Governance of subterranean ecosystems – legal approaches & instruments Workshop 3: Genomics of cave invertebrates Workshop 4: Riverbed colmation, its…
SSC CISG is a global network of experts in invertebrate zoology, karst and subterranean cave system biodiversity, cave fauna conservation and speleology interested in exploration and conservation of these extraordinary species. Key activities include red list and building a comprehensive database of cave dwelling and karst organisms, working with cement and limestone mining industries on Environmental Impact Assessments, providing taxonomic and ecological expertise, awareness raising and conservation planning. Check out more on official website https://www.iucn.org/ssc-groups/invertebrates/cave-invertebrate-specialist-group.