To celebrate Planet Earth Day and the diversity of its life forms, we are proudly announcing the name selected for the newly discovered cave shrimp, living in the Southeastern Dinarides.  By submitting your votes, You, the voters, decided that the new cave shrimp’s scientific name should bear the epithet  “electa”! …

On 9th and 10th of April, the 3rd Dinaric Symposium on Subterranean Biology took place in Trebinje. It was organized as part of the SubBIOCODE project, and kindly hosted by the Museum of Herzegovina. More than 70 participants, including professionals, amateurs, students and naturalists, from at least 10 countries enjoyed…

While in Trebinje, we visited the laboratory facility of the Hydropower plants in Trebinje (Hidroelektrane na Trebišnjici), where we were warmly welcomed by Adrijana Vučurević, the director of the laboratory. We had an opportunity to present our SubBIOCODE project, especially the database and its web interface, and shared the views…

On 18th-20th March 2022 members of SubBioLab and CKS held a student workshop in Trebinje, where the participants learned about sampling techniques used in investigating life in subterranean habitats. There were 19 participants from different universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, who were taken to two caves and a few springs…

SubBioLab and Center for Karst and speleology are organizing a workshop on sampling techniques used in subterranean biology in Trebinje, 18th – 20 th March 2022. Along with students from Bosnia and Herzegovina we will visit some caves and springs on Popovo Polje and learn about sampling techniques, organization of…

Dejana Vasić, our third SubBIOCODE internship recipient, has finished her stay in Ljubljana. Here she focused on the research of range sizes and conservation issues of selected aquatic taxa that occur in the Trebišnjica river catchment. Her work included preparation of the occurrence data for the selected taxa, and arranging…

We are happy to welcome Dejana from Banja Luka, our third SubBIOCODE intern!  She will focus on the overview of subterranean biodiversity in Southeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her work will include mapping species distributions of selected subterranean species, analyzing species richness and interpreting those results in view of species protection…

A month went by very quickly and two SubBIOCODE internships were finished. Džana and Miroslav used the visit to SubBioLab to get acquainted with the diverse aspects of subterranean biology research needed in conservation, and they also focused on their own specific research problems. Džana spent quite some hours in…

On the 24th of January, as part of the SubBIOCODE internship, our team used the opportunity to visit Planinska cave and two springs near Podpeško lake. The reason for this visit is to demonstrate to Miroslav and Džana new techniques of sampling. In Planinska cave we saw many fascinating species,…

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.…

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