ICSB 2010 - International Conference on Subterranean Biology (ICSB 2010)
Venue: Jamski Dvorec
|Event Date/Time: Aug 29, 2010||End Date/Time: Sep 03, 2010|
|Registration Date: Aug 10, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2010|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jun 01, 2010|
The biennial International Conference on Subterranean Biology (ICSB) is the premier forum for the presentation and discussion of advances in theoretical and applied subterranean biology.
Subterranean biology, also referred to as biospeleology or speleobiology, is an integrative field of biology dealing with all aspects of life in subterranean environments like caves, subterranean fissure systems, or groundwater.
Biennial international conferences (used to be called symposia) of subterranean biology are an initiative of the International Society for Subterranean Biology (ISSB), organized by appointed national members.
Postojna, Slovenia, is one of the world centers for cave and karst research, and historically known as the cradle of speleobiology. The first subterranean life â€“ apart from mythical creatures â€“ was discovered and described from the famous Postojna Cave.
Karst, or Kras, is a region in the vicinity of Postojna. The international term karst, used to denote a landscape type rich in caves and other geomorphological phenomena in carbonate rock, originates from here.
Organized under the auspices of the International Society for Subterranean Biology by:
* BiotehniÅ¡ka fakulteta â€“ Univerza v Ljubljani
* InÅ¡titut za raziskovanje krasa ZRC SAZU
* Notranjski muzej Postojna