About

Dear friends and colleagues,   

Welcome to the 1st Caucasian Symposium on Subterranean Biology !   

The 1st Caucasian Symposium on Subterranean Biology is organized by the cave biologists’ team of Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia and will be held at Ilia State University, Building G, Conference hall G106, K. Cholokashvili ave. 3/5, 0162, Tbilisi, Georgia on 16th and 17th June, 2023. The symposium will be organized by the financial support of the National Geographic Society project entitled: “Revealing the subterranean biodiversity of Georgia (Caucasus MTS) Ref. 93344R-22”, Ilia State University, “Leader” and “PCSHOP.GE” companies. Participants will have oral presentations online (using Zoom software) or onsite at the above-mentioned venue. Presentations will be on different topics. Such as Taxonomy, systematics, biodiversity, ecology, conservation, biogeography, evolution, etc. Unfortunately, subterranean organisms are poorly investigated in the Caucasus region. This is a first attempt to start a series of the Caucasian Symposium on Subterranean Biology to establish a network of the cave biologists interested in the Caucasian cave biology.   

Shalva Barjadze, Chairman of the Organizing Committee  

Contact us: shalva.barjadze@iliauni.edu.ge

Registration

Registration and Abstract submission

Registration and abstract submission deadlines are 30th April, 2023.

Registration guidelines

Please, fill in the registration form here and send it to the e-mail:shalva.barjadze@iliauni.edu.ge Due to the financial support from the National Geographic Society project entitled: “Revealing the subterranean biodiversity of Georgia (Caucasus MTS) Ref. 93344R-22”, Ilia State University, “Leader” and “PCSHOP.GE” companies, participation to the symposium will be free of charge. 

Abstract submission guidelines 

Abstracts should be related to different aspects of the subterranean organisms’ surveys in the Caucasus. Such as taxonomy, systematics, biodiversity, ecology, conservation, biogeography, evolution, etc. Please, fill in the abstract form here and send it to the e-mail: shalva.barjadze@iliauni.edu.ge

Committees

Organizing Committee

Shalva Barjadze (Chairman) (Ilia State University, Georgia)
 
Levan Mumladze (Ilia State University, Georgia)
 
Eter Maghradze (Ilia State University, Georgia)
 
Lado Shavadze (Ilia State University, Georgia)

Scientific Committee 

Dragan Antić (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Shalva Barjadze (Ilia State University, Georgia)

Arnaud Faille (Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History, Germany)

Ľubomír Kováć (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia)

Program

Please, see program and abstract book here

Venue

The conference will be held at Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Address: Ilia State University, Building T, Conference hall T102, K. Cholokashvili ave. 3/5, 0162, Tbilisi, Georgia

Sponsors

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