Lunzer See ©NHM WienNHM Wien


With beautiful weather, the 3rd MoFA meeting took place at the Wassercluster in Lunz am See from August 18-19, 2023. With 10 presentations from a wide variety of malacological fields, we had a diverse program. Highlights of the meeting were…

MoFA Conference 2023

We cordially invite you to the 3rd Meeting of the Mollusc Research Association Austria (MoFA), which will take place from 18-19 August 2023 in Lunz/See, Lower Austria. Besides the scientific programme on Friday, there will again be a malacological…
Caucasotachaea vindobonensis, Foto A. MRKVICKA Alex Mrkvicka

Lecture “Neu erforscht – das Schicksal der Wiener Schnecken und Muscheln”

The zoologist and landscape planner Dr. Michael Duda will give a talk (in German) at the Haus des Meeres in Vienna on the subject Neu erforscht – das Schicksal der Wiener Schnecken und Muscheln Monday 20. March 2023  at 18:30 Haus des…
Lunzer See ©NHM WienNHM Wien

Save-the-date – 3. MoFA Meeting, 18.-19. August 2023

Dear MoFa members and friends of malacology! We are very pleased to announce the 3rd MoFA meeting! It will take place from 18-19 August 2023 in Lunz/See, Lower Austria. On Friday, 18.8., the scientific part of the meeting will take place in…

MoFA excursion in autumn 2022

Dear friends of malacology! After postponing the excursion twice, it is now time that on 22. September 2022, Oleg Mandic will introduce us to the seas of the Miocene in Lower Austria. We will meet the mollusc fauna of Nexing (Muschelberg),…
Vertreter der Wiener Molluskenfauna: Anisus vorticulus (Zierliches Posthörnchen)© M. Duda

MoFA excursion in summer 2022

Dear MoFA members and friends of malacology! For summer and autumn 2022, excursions are planned again. The first one will take us to the WWF-protected area near Marchegg on July 22. In the renaturalized wetland there are different habitats,…
Mollusc assemblageSonja Bamberger

Days of biodiversity in July 2022

Dear MoFA members and friends of malacology! In July 2022 there will be some interesting actions to record the biodiversity in the Austrian federal states. For the group of molluscs, support is still needed for the recordings in Tyrol and Carinthia. During a Day of Biodiversity, species of the respective organism group are recorded in defined study areas. It offers a great opportunity for exchange with experts of other organism groups. In addition, participation is also recommended for young researchers specifically interested in malacology. The recorded data will be forwarded to the organizers, and a joint contribution to the journal Arianta is planned.

MoFA Conference 2021

The MoFA Conference 2021 took place in Vienna on the 23rd of September. The decision to organize this conference as a hybrid meeting (physically and online) was by no means an easy one for us. The arguments for and against were strong because…
Belgrandiella aulaeiA. Mrkvicka

Save-the-date – 2nd MoFA meeting, 23.-24. September 2021

Dear MoFa members and friends of malacology! The planning of the 2. MoFA meeting was somehow delayed due to covid19. Now we are happy to announce the date of the 2nd MoFA meeting on Thursday, 23. September 2021. The meeting will be online,…
Belgrandiella aulaeiA. Mrkvicka

Program of the 2nd MoFA meeting 2021

Dear friends of malacology! We are pleased to distribute the program of the 2021 MoFA Meeting [updated 17th September 21]. The scientific meeting will be held physically as well as online via Zoom. The link will be sent out to the participants…