As part of the SubBIOCODE internship, Rok Kostanjšek took the time to demonstrate the impressive possibilities of micro CT to Džana and Miroslav by ‘slicing’ one of his favorite research objects. By using its power they managed to see different tissues, including muscles, glands and bones, that compose Proteus’s body.…

We are proudly announcing that the 3rd Dinaric Symposium on Subterranean Biology will be organized in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in April 2022! Following Zagreb (2016) and Postojna (2019), the venue will be transferred to Southern Dinarides – Trebišnjica River catchment. The main premise of Symposium is to establish and…

We warmly welcome Džana and Miro from Bosnia and Herzegovina that will be a part of the SubBioLab team for the following month! During the SubBIOCODE internship, they will improve their skills in various topics of subterranean biology. Džana will be resolving a phylogenetic relationship of selected Niphargus taxa and…

It is our pleasure to announce that the SubBIOCODE database on subterranean biodiversity in Southeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina is launched! As one of the main goals of the project SubBIOCODE we developed an online interface to the database on subterranean biodiversity in the project region – Trebišnjica catchment in Southeastern…

An open call for the SubBIOCODE internship closed on the 25th of November. The internship is a part of the project activities and offers an opportunity for highly motivated students, early-career scientists or nature conservation researchers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, to visit SubBioLab in January 2022 and gain skills in…

A new gastropod species was found in one of Trebinje’s springs! The discovery was published in the article “Four new hydrobiid species from Bosnia-Herzegovina (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae)”, written by Peter Glöer and Jasminko Mulaomerovič from Centar za krš i speleologiju. The new species Belgrandiella kurtovici is named after a caver…

Species identification within the hotspot is possible only through collaboration with taxonomy specialists, who helped us with the morphological determination of collected specimens. Therefore, we are sincerely grateful for unselfish help to dr. Patrick Martin from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium (determination of Oligochaeta), dr. Tone Novak…

On Monday, 11th October 2021, we had a meeting in Banja Luka with representatives of the Republic Institute for the Protection of Cultural, Historical and Natural Heritage of the Republic of Srpska. It was a great pleasure to finally meet Mrs. Ana Ćurić from the Institute and her colleague Dr.…

As summer was nearly ending, our team used the last opportunity to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina before autumn high waters. Altogether five of us, four SubBioLab members and HBSD’s Branko Jalžić, visited the project area in the Trebišnjica River basin. The goals remained no less ambitious than in March 2021…

Even though online tools for communication have proven to be efficient, they cannot replace a face-to-face meeting. In mid-July, the project partners met in Stolac to discuss project progress and future plans. Slovenain team made a stop and a detour to Stolac, while travelling to Montenegro, in the frame of…

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