Do rock-dwelling land snail species avoid their congeners?

Do rock-dwelling land snail species avoid their congeners?

This was the question of a recently finished study of our workin group. An Open Access paper, “Range-constrained co-occurrence simulation reveals little niche partitioning among rock-dwelling Montenegrina land snails (Gastropoda: Clausiliidae)”, was...
Save the date – Alpine Land Snails workshop Johnsbach 2018

Save the date – Alpine Land Snails workshop Johnsbach 2018

This year we celebrate a special anniversary of the “Alpine Landsnails workshop” in Johnsbach! It will take place Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd. (The arrival might be changed to Monday, thus the official programme will start on Monday 20th ). Some of us consider...
A new paper on Caucasotachea vindobonensis

A new paper on Caucasotachea vindobonensis

A phylogeographical reconstruction of the ‘Viennese Snail’ (Caucasotachea vindobonensis), contributed by our working group, has been published recently. This gastropod species is currently distributed mostly in the Central- and Eastern European steppic...
Alpine Land Snails Workshop 2017 – On the rocks

Alpine Land Snails Workshop 2017 – On the rocks

The Workshop “Alpine Land Snails 2017” will traditionally take place again in Johnsbach, Styria, Austria. Austrian biologists and colleagues from Germany, Russia, Slovenia, Greece, Montenegro and Hungary will gather in this extraordinary place in Gesäuse...
Solving the Cylindrus riddle – two new papers are out

Solving the Cylindrus riddle – two new papers are out

We are happy to announce that recently two papers on our “Alpine land snails” flagship species Cylindrus obtusus were published. The studies were devoted to investigate the peculiarities of C. obtusus genital anatomy and the intraspecific variation. Zopp et al. show a...

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