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Comprehensive evolutionary analysis of the Anthroherpon radiation

Comprehensive evolutionary analysis of the Anthroherpon radiation

Njunjić, I., Perrard, A., Hendriks, K., Schilthuizen, M., Perreau, M., Merckx, V., Baylac, M. and Deharveng, L., 2018. Comprehensive evolutionary analysis of the Anthroherpon radiation (Coleoptera, Leiodidae, Leptodirini). PloS one, 13(6), p.e0198367. Abstract The genus Anthroherpon Reitter, 1889 exhibits the most pronounced troglomorphic characters among Coleoptera, and represents one of the most spectacular radiations of subterranean beetles. However, radiation, diversification, and biogeography of this genus have never been studied in a phylogenetic context. This study provides a comprehensive evolutionary analysis…

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Cave-dwelling pholcid spiders (Araneae, Pholcidae): a review

Cave-dwelling pholcid spiders (Araneae, Pholcidae): a review

Huber, B.A., 2018. Cave-dwelling pholcid spiders (Araneae, Pholcidae): a review. Subterranean Biology, 26, 1–18. Abstract Pholcidae are ubiquitous spiders in tropical and subtropical caves around the globe, yet very little is known about cave-dwelling pholcids beyond what is provided in taxonomic descriptions and faunistic papers. This paper provides a review based on a literature survey and unpublished information, while pointing out potential biases and promising future projects. A total of 473 native (i.e. non-introduced) species of Pholcidae have been collected…

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Pre-conference workshops program

Pre-conference workshops program

Five pre-conference workshops will be held in the 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Workshops are only available for registered participants of the 24 ICSB. A maximum of participants is established per workshop, please check specific conditions and registration with the workshops organisers. Workshop 1: Trait-based analyses in groundwater ecology and bioassessment Workshop 2: Governance of subterranean ecosystems – legal approaches & instruments Workshop 3: Genomics of cave invertebrates Workshop 4: Riverbed colmation, its…

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IUCN SSC: Cave Invertebrate Specialist Group

IUCN SSC: Cave Invertebrate Specialist Group

SSC 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. Key activities include red list and building a comprehensive database of cave dwelling and karst organisms, working with cement and limestone mining industries on Environmental Impact Assessments, providing taxonomic and ecological expertise, awareness raising and conservation planning. Check out more on official website https://www.iucn.org/ssc-groups/invertebrates/cave-invertebrate-specialist-group.

24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology

24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology

The 24th ICSB will take place in the University of Aveiro, Portugal from 20th to 24th August, 2018. This will be the first ICSB held in Portugal and will focus on the biology of subterranean spaces: caves, wells, mss, deep subsurface, anchialine, groundwater, hyporheic, epikarst and other kinds os subterranean ecosystems. The meeting will include a series of conferences and posters for presentation and discussion of theoretical and applied advances in subterranean biology, some workshops and also a field trip…

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