22. Međunarodni biospeleološki kongres u Meksiku

Croatian Herpetological Society HYLA attended the  „22ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUBTERRANEAN BIOLOGY“ which was held from August 31st- September 5th 2014. in Juriquilla, Querétaro, México.


The lectures on Proteus anquinus was held by Dušan Jelić and Katarina Koller. Dušan Jelić presented the results of the research on the olm population ecology. This research presents the first data on olm population density and ecological interaction with other vertebrate species in their environment. Furthermore, he presented new methods for further ecological research. Katarina Koller presented the distribution and classification of the olm findings in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

The conference participants have been successfully familiarized with the olm protection project in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the activities carried out by HYLA, and the members of HYLA have gained experiences and exchanged knowledge with numerous experts in the field of subterranean biology. Along with Croatia, experts, professors and project managers from South and North America, Australia and Europe attended the conference.

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