Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy | 9-14 Sept, 2024

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26th International Conference on Subterranean Biology

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6th International Symposium on Anchialine Ecosystems

Organising Committee



Tenure-track researcher at the Department of Life health and Environmental sciences at the University of L’Aquila. He is interested in ecology and evolution of subterranean species; his best model species are the European cave salamanders of the genus Speleomantes.


Senior Researcher at the Research Institute on Terrestrial Ecosystems of the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy and an associate researcher at the Center for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c) at the University of Lisbon and the “Emil Racovita” Institute of Speleology, Romanian Academy. She has dedicated her research work to subterranean ecosystems, with a particular focus on copepods and functional biodiversity. Her research also includes the analysis of the impacts of climate change on groundwater ecosystems, ecotoxicology, and ecological risk assessment.


Researcher at the Water Research Institute, National Research Council of Italy. His research primarily focuses on the ecology and conservation of terrestrial subterranean ecosystems, with a specific emphasis on spiders.


Naturalist and speleologist who has directed his professional activity to the study and conservation of cave habitats and species of Sardinia, in particular bats and cave salamanders.


Researcher at the Water Research Institute, National Research Council of Italy. His research focuses on the evolution of non-model organisms, mostly using caves and interstitial environments as model systems.


Naturalist and speleologist with strong passion for European cave salamanders. She is the head of CEAS Santa Lucia in Siniscola (Nuoro, Italy) and member of the Biospeleological committee of the Regional Speleolgical Society. 


Associate Professor in Zoology at Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy. Her main researches deal with the evaluation of the exploitation of the marine resources, and on their biology and ecology. Most interest is given to cephalopods.


He is a biogeochemist studying the past, present, and future of carbon and nutrient cycling to understand ecosystem-level functions in groundwater and other aquatic settings. He works at the Water Research Institute, National Research Council of Italy.


He is an invertebrate zoologist studying evolutionary processes driving diversity and adaptation across rare and unique taxa inhabiting environments poorly understood and often overlooked. He works at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Scientific Committee

Kathryn Korbel
Nataša Mori
Fabio Stoch
Roman Alther
Martina Pavlek

Elena Piano
Mattia Saccò
Oana Moldovan
Raoul Manenti
Traian Brad

Eleonora Trajano
Maja Zagmajster
Alice Catherine Hughes
Francesco Cerasoli
Elizabeth Borda

Troy Sakhira
Fernando Alvarez Noguera
Gergely Balázs
Efraín Chávez  Solís
Giuseppe Nicolosi

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