New Book on water mites!

Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa, Bd. 7/2-3 Chelicerata. Acari III
Reinhard Gerecke, Terence Gledhill, Vladimir Pešić, Harry Smit

ISBN: 978-3-8274-1893-7 (Print) 978-3-8274-2689-5 (Online)
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

For the first time in limnofaunistic bibliography, the present taxonomic knowledge about the different clades of chelicerata having adapted to an aquatic or amphibious lifestyle along various evolutionary pathways is brought together in an overview for the Central-European fauna. A total number of 746 taxa is covered, over 99 % of these at species level.

This third volume (Volume 7/2-3) includes taxonomic keys and ecological information for 355 species of the two highly diverse Hydrachnidia superfamilies Hygrobatoidea (241 species and one subspecies) and Arrenuroidea (113 species).

The chelicerata volumes of this series are a basic tool for all limnologists interested in diversity and ecology – in particular for biologists investigating the ecotones between ground and surface water, between bottom substrata and open water, and between water and land.

Special issue of Ecologica Montenegrina devoted to Prof. Dr. Božidar Ćurčić

We announce that a special issue of the journal Ecologica Montenegrina under the title “ADVANCES IN ZOOLOGY: PAPERS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ACADEMICIAN BOŽIDAR ĆURČIĆ” will be published this year. The journal issue is devoted to a famous Serbian zoologist and arachnologist Acad. Prof. Dr. Božidar Ćurčić, who had recently passed away.

Volume 5 (2016) of Ecologica Montenegrina published

The 5th volume (March 2016) was published: 14 papers (6 Articles, 8 Correspodences).

Podrška naučne javnosti

Vodeći svjetski ekspert za grupu vodenih grinja dr Harry Smit uputio je pismo podrške predsjedniku Naučnog Odbora Univerziteta Crne Gore prof. dr Vladimiru Pešiću

Laboratorija za Beskičmenjake i Ekologiju biće otvorena za laičku javnost svake prve srijede u mjesecu

Povodom zlonamjernih medijskih insinuacija dnevnih novina Vijesti vezano za naučni rad  predsjednika Naučnog Odbora Univerziteta Crne Gore prof. dr Vladimir Pešić dajemo njegovo reagovanje.  

 Overachieving Lizard Grows Three Tails

Here you can read article in National Geographic about the unusual reptile recently discovered in Kosovo which is among only a handful of three-tailed vertebrates known to science. This study was published in  the journal Ecologica Montenegrina.

Volume 4 (2015) of Ecoogica Montenegrina published

The 4th volume (Dec 2015) was published: 10 papers (7 Articles, 3 Correspodences). 9 species new for science!

Šesti međunarodni simpozijum ekologa Crne Gore u Ulcinju od 15. do 18. oktobra

Otvaranje Šestog međunarodni simpozijuma ekologa Crne Gore je planirano za 15 oktobar (četvrtak) sa početkom u 11.00 časova, u hotelu Olimpik u Ulcinju. Učesnike simpozijuma će pozdraviti Prof dr Vladimir Pešić, predsjednik Naučnog odbora Univerziteta Crne Gore.

U okviru Simpozijuma, 17. oktobra (subota) održaće se okrugli sto na temu „Zaštita i valorizacija prirodnih resursa Ulcinjske Solane“ koji organizuju Ministarstvo održivog razvoja Crne Gore i Javno preduzeće za nacionalne parkove Crne Gore u saradnji sa Naučnim odborom Univerziteta Crne Gore.

Svoje učešće na Simpozijumu je najavilo više od 100 učesnika iz većeg broja država iz okruženja, kao i iz Evropske Unije i šire.

Simpozijum će biti prilika da se razmjene naučna i stručna iskustva iz oblasti ekologije i zaštite životne sredine što će značajno pomoći institucijama kao i istraživačima i stručnjacima iz Crne Gore u  značajnim poglavljima zaštite životne sredine koje očekuju Crnu Goru u njenim evropskim i evro-atlantskim integracijama.

A new genus and species of water mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Wettinidae) Bromeliacarus cardoso Pešić, 2015 described from bromeliad phytotelmata in the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest, has received a lot of media recognition across a number of reputed international outlets like “National Geographic Indonesia” and “Science Daily”.

You can have a look at a few of these examples on the following links:

http://nationalgeographic.co.id/berita/2015/08/spesies-tungau-air-baru-ditemukan-di-brazil

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150806112105.htm

The time come for some changes!

As of January 2015 the EM journal is only available on line, EM will move from four to one issue per volume. Indeed having four issues per volume has no real meaning in electronic publication. Papers will be published in multi-paper volumes of > 65 pages.