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Snails and landscape management

Landscape management of old agricultural areas became an important tool to protect biodiversity in Western and Central Europe. But how do small, hardly mobile animals like land snails react on the sudden improvement of their habitat? And which measures are...

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The Montenegrina revision has been published

An important milestone in the Montenegrina project: the taxonomic revision of the genus has been published in the open-access zoological journal, ZooKeys:
Fehér Z, Szekeres M (2016) Taxonomic revision of the rock-dwelling door snail genus Montenegrina Boettger, 1877 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Clausiliidae). ZooKeys 599: 1-137. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.599.8168

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“Schnecken checken” students as Citizen Scientists

Mit großem Erfolg und vor allem großen Echo ist am 20.1.2016 ein außergewöhnlicher Vortragsabend am Naturhistorischen Museum über die Bühne gegangen. Die Schüler und Schülerinnen des GRg 13 Wenzgasse in Wien haben selbst zusammen mit ihrer Biologielehrerin Gabriele...

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Snails in the Wildnisgebiet Dürrenstein

On 11.-12 August 2015 members of the Alpine Land Snail Working Group (Katharina Jaksch, Michael Duda, Luise Kruckenhauser, Lisi Haring) together with Sabine Fischer (Wildnisgebiet Dürrenstein) performed a short field trip to the Wildnisgebiet Dürrenstein (Lower...

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Montenegro field trip #2

After Zoltan Feher had shortly visited Montenegro in May 2015, another Montenegro trip was undertaken from July 6 to July 10 by Lisi Haring, Kathi Jaksch, Michael Duda and Helmut Sattmann. One aim was to trace land snail tracks in Montenegro – especially of...

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Field trip in Montenegro May 2015

The first field trip of 2015 took place in May. We have been in Montenegro and Albania with main focus on the Lake Skadar/Shkodër area. The primary aim was to obtain material for the Montenegrina project but we also collected other rock-dwelling and subterranean...

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New review papers on operculate landsnails

  Here are two recently published review papers on two operculate landsnail genera . Cochlostoma is a Mediterranean group and as such, its taxa contribute significantly to the terrestrial biodiversity in the Alpine and...

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