International Subterranean Biology Conference Wrapping Up in Slovakia

September 6, 2012 / Slovakia, Europe
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia

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Scientists from over 20 countries have been in Slovakia this week, attending the 21st International Conference on Subterranean Biology (ICSB).

The conference, which occurs every two years, is the premier forum for the presentation and discussion of advances in a field which studies the biology of subterranean environments such as caves, subterranean fissure systems or groundwater.

The theme for this years event, which runs until Friday, September 7th, is “Subterranean realm – fragile ecosystems and unique biodiversity: towards new concepts”. Among the presentations was a lecture on a new cave-dwelling springtail which was discovered during recent cave explorations in Slovakia.

Held in the Faculty of Science at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia, attendees had the opportunity to visit the unique Dobšinská Ice Cave and the Demänovská Cave of Liberty.

World cave biology experts meet in Košice for conference [The Slovak Spectator]

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