Dear friends of malacology!

Two MoFA excursions are planned In late summer/autumn 2020:

On Friday, 28. August we will explore the malacofauna of the Wienfluss-Retention Basin in the 14. District. Due to the rich structure of this habitat caused by the dynamics that the Wien River creates, interesting insights into the mollusc fauna of Vienna can be expected. The locality may be reached by public transport (U4 line). We kindly ask you to register at team@molluskenforschung.at by 20. August.

Furthermore, we will visit some selected sites in the March floodplains north of Marchegg on Friday, 25. September. Despite their diversity and natural uniqueness, the Marchauen are malacologically little studied and finds of rare species are not excluded. The exact points will be discussed with the responsible persons on site and determined in August. As for this excursion, it is hardly possible to reach the sites by public transport, we will organise transport by car. Please register by 1. September at team@molluskenforschung.at and provide information whether you need a ride or can provide a carpool.

The „Association of Polish Malacologists“ is organizing its “36th Polish Malacological Seminar” in Wisła (Silesian Beskids, Poland) from May 7th to 9th, 2020. The venue is the Hotel Pod Jedlami; https://www.podjedlami.pl/

For the first time, a section with English-language contributions will be organized at this traditional seminar.

The registration form and the preliminary program can be found here

registration form [docx]

preliminary program [pdf]

euromal 2020

Dear Friends of Malacology,

EUROMAL triennial series of conferences started in 2000 and since then they have visited 8 different venues all over Europe. The 9th European Congress of Malacological Societies will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from September 6th  to 10th 2020.

The congress will bring together experienced scientists as well as students and practitioners in malacology and related research fields from across Europe and beyond. The recent and most important findings from the hottest topics will be presented.

Conference website: https://www.euromal.cz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euromal2020
Please spread the invitation among colleagues!

euromal 2020

https://www.euromal.cz/

Dear Colleagues and friends of malacology,

we heartily invite you to the 1st Meeting of the Society Mollusc Research Austria (MoFA) which will be held from 26th-27th June 2019 in Salzburg, Austria.

Besides the scientific program with talks and posters on 26th June at the Haus der Natur in Salzburg, we plan a field excursion in the surroundings of Salzburg on 27th June. Enough time shall remain for discussions and scientific exchange. We hope to attract scientists at all stages of their scientific career to promote their networking. Contributions from all fields of malacology are welcome! Please distribute this announcement among colleagues.
Conference language will be English.

More details can be found here.

Organized by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Otto Moog an excursion to the Triestingtal will take place on May 17th, 2019.

The Water Supply Association of the Triestingtal and Southern Railway Municipalities draws drinking water for 150,000 inhabitants of the Vienna Basin from various sources, such as artesian wells, fracture springs, fissure springs, surface water or deep wells. Mr. Ing. Wolfgang Hiltl, Deputy Director of the Triestingtal and Southern Railway Municipalities (WLV), accompanies us as an expert guide and gives us the opportunity to gain an insight into the nature of the drinking water supply and to visit some springs. more: [MoFA excursion Triestingtal] pdf

We would like to thank the Wasserleitungsverband der Triestingtal- und Südbahngemeinden for the kind permission to use these photos.