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IUCN Red List assessment workshop in Cambridge

IUCN held a five-day workshop in Cambridge (UK) from 20th to 24th March 2017. This workshop is part of the ongoing LIFE European Red List initiative, which aims to assess the extinction risk of a selection of invertebrate and plant species in order inform policy and...

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Alpine Land Snails extended – Workshop 2016

After a one year break we were happy to meet again at the restaurant Kölblwirt in Johnsbach for the Workshop “Alpine Land Snails extended” which took place from 1.-5. August 2016. This time we extended our scientific program and organized, together with the National...

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Field trip in Albania, June 2016

The first Albanian field trip of 2016 took place in June. The members of the team were Zoltán Erőss, Zoltán Fehér, Jozef Grego, Maros Grego and Miklós Szekeres. One of our objectives was to find Montenegrina chiasma in the Mt. Dajti (central Albania), Montenegrina...

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Alpine Land Snails extended

Here we announce that the workshop “Alpine Land Snails extended” will take place on 1.-5. August 2016 in Johnsbach, Styria. Our traditional “Alpine Land Snails” Workshop has been held 19 times in total and 16 times in Johnsbach. This time we extended the scope and have invited profound speakers to talk about different aspects of biodiversity, not only in snails. At the evenings of Monday and Tuesday public presentations are given in Gasthaus Kölblwirt, on Wednesday and Thursday more specific topics on gastropod biology and systematics are offered.

Programme of the public presentations “Wissenschaft im Wirtshaus”

Have a look at the compelete programme of our workshop and of our Excursions

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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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