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.
The 25th ICSM will take place in Alba Iulia, the most beautiful city in Romania, from the 28th of June to the 4th of July 2020. It celebrates 100 years of the Institute of Biospeology in Romania but will cover all facets of subterranean biology, with field trips to caves. 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…
Njunjić, I., Perrard, A., Hendriks, K., Schilthuizen, M., Perreau, M., Merckx, V., Baylac, M. and Deharveng, L., 2018. Comprehensive evolutionary analysis of the Anthroherpon radiation (Coleoptera, Leiodidae, Leptodirini). PloS one, 13(6), p.e0198367. Abstract The genus Anthroherpon Reitter, 1889 exhibits the most pronounced troglomorphic characters among Coleoptera, and represents one of the most spectacular radiations of subterranean beetles. However, radiation, diversification, and biogeography of this genus have never been studied in a phylogenetic context. This study provides a comprehensive evolutionary analysis…
Huber, B.A., 2018. Cave-dwelling pholcid spiders (Araneae, Pholcidae): a review. Subterranean Biology, 26, 1–18. Abstract Pholcidae are ubiquitous spiders in tropical and subtropical caves around the globe, yet very little is known about cave-dwelling pholcids beyond what is provided in taxonomic descriptions and faunistic papers. This paper provides a review based on a literature survey and unpublished information, while pointing out potential biases and promising future projects. A total of 473 native (i.e. non-introduced) species of Pholcidae have been collected…