The International Society for Subterranean Biology funds five travel grants of 500 euros to support students and young scientists, in order to attend and present their research results at the 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology in Aveiro, Portugal. All applications were reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the 2018 ICSB. Selection criteria included scientific quality, funding situation at home institution, and balanced geographic representation. Congratulations to the grantees: Jorge Pérez-Moreno—USA; Barbara Languille—Australia; Špela Borko—Slovenia; Iva Njunjić—Netherlands; Stefano Mammola—Italy.
The Cave Conservancy Foundation and Cave Conservancy of the Virginias Travel Grants, administered through the Karst Waters Institute, awarded six $2000 fellowships for attendance at the 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology. These awards are for current graduate students, and young researchers within five years of their graduate degree, limited to graduate students at U.S. universities. (more…)
The registration in the 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology is now open. The details may be found in the Registration page.
The logo of the 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology was launched today. It is inspired in the "moliceiro" the typical boat of Aveiro city and it was kindly created by Arn Rytter Jensen.
Today we launch the outline of the workshop on: Genomics of cave invertebrates Depth of knowledge needed by attendees: i) Basic understanding of genetics, ii) Concepts how cave-adaptive traits may be reflected at the genomic level. More information: Workshop
Today we launch the outline of the workshop on: Trait-based analyses in groundwater ecology and bioassessment (more…)
Our call for workshops to be organised in the weekend before the #24ICSB is still open until 30th of November. Today we launch the outline of the workshop on Guidelines on Laboratory Practices (GLP) with subterranean fauna (more…)
The #24ICSB will be hosting a meeting of the Cave Invertebrate Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN-CSIG), on Tuesday, 21 August 2018, after the scientific presentations. The IUCN-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. More information: IUCN SSC Cave Invertebrate Specialist Group
So far we have received six pre-conference workshops proposals for the #24ICSB from: USA, Australia, Denmark, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Still 20 days for the deadline for submitting workshop proposals: 30 November 2017! Submit your proposal here: http://24icsb.web.ua.pt/index.php/workshops
The 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology has the official hashtag #24ICSB, please use it to refer to this conference.