Publications

Natural Characteristic of the Rijeka dubrovačka (Ombla)

The book Natural Characteristic of the Rijeka dubrovačka (Ombla) was published in 2014. by the Croatian Biospeleological Socitety, the City of Dubrovnik and Dubrovačko-neretvanska County. Authors are Marijana Cukrov and Roman Ozimec.

XIIIth European Bat Research Symposium – Croatia 2014 – Book of Abstracts

The XIIIth European Bat Research Symposium was held from 1 to 5 September 2014 in Solaris, near Šibenik, Croatia. It was organized by CBSS, under the patronage of State Institute for Nature Protection.

The Cave Type Localities Atlas of Croatian Fauna, Volume 2

The Cave Type Localities Atlas of Croatian Fauna, Volume 2 was published in 2013 as a continuation of the effort to catalogue cave type localities. These speleological objects are where new cave fauna was first discovered and scientifically described as new species for science. Volume 2 describes in detail 88 caves with their 140 specific animal species.

The Cave Type Localities Atlas of Croatian Fauna

The caves called loci typici or type localities are extremely important, as they constitute caves in which a new animal taxon was originally found and described according to the samples found. Therefore, in 2000 the Croatian Biospeleological Society, in cooperation with the then Ministry of Environmental Protection and Physical Planning, initiated a two-year project entitled “Production of a biospeleology survey, education and popularisation leading to protection of the biosphere of the underground of Croatia”. One of the projects most important goals was the formation of a biospelological Cadastre. In 2003 the project was followed up by a three-year programme with the support of the same Ministry and was subsequently financed by the State Institute for Nature Protection.

Cave Jama u Predolcu - Meeting of the Worlds

A booklet Cave Jama u Predolcu – meeting of the worlds, published by the Baštinik – Society for promotion of protection of natural heritage and Croatian Biospeleological Society is printed. Booklet is printed on 20 pages that discuss the cave Jama u Predolcu, its discovery, location, geology and evolution. Special attention was paid to the Dinaric cave clam Congeria kusceri that was found in it.

Biospeleologica Dinarica: Research and conservation of Dinaric type localities of cave dwelling fauna

Project Research and conservation of Dinaric type localities of cave dwelling fauna is presented in the booklet on 12 pages. Find out what are cave type localities and what is their role in the protection of cave dwelling fauna.

The Red Book of Cave Fauna of Croatia

The Red Book of Cave Fauna of Croatia is the newest addition to the Red Book series. This is also the second Red Book, after The Red Book of Dragonflies, to provide information on Croatia's threatened invertebrates. This book covers the fauna of cave habitats and includes only those taxa that primarily inhabit cave habitats, i.e. troglobionts and stygobionts. This Red Book covers a total of 186 threatened taxa.

Catalogue of cave type localities of Croatian fauna

Publishing this Catalogue,the cave type localities of croatian fauna have, for the first time, been listed in a single place. All taxa described are listed, irrespective of their ecological status or the degree of their adaptation to cavernicolous habitats. A few of them are trogloxene taxa, and the majorities is adapted to cavernicolous habitats and are troglophilic and troglobitic taxa. Many of the listed taxa are endemic to the Dinaric Alps, and among them are a large number are Croatian endemics. This Catalogue is published by Croatian Natural History Museum and CBSS, and financed by State Institute for Nature Protection.

An overview of the cave and interstitial biota of Croatia

An overview of the cave and interstitial biota of Croatia was assembled from available literature data, museum collections and from numerous notes made in various field researches of the present authors and published as Supplementum 1of Natura Croatica Vol. 11.

Raznolikost i ugroženost podzemne faune Hrvatske

The idea of this book is to present uniqueness and richness of cave fauna in Croatia and to describe the threats to wider public. Its unique value is that it proposes specific measures of protection of cave fauna and habitats. The book was made by members of CBSS and published by Ministry of Environmental Protection and Physical Planning. The book was published in Croatian language.

World under world

Permanent exhibition "World under World" in the cave Vrlovka in Kamanje was opened on 28th of October 2009. For that occasion catalogue of the same name was published. Opening of the exhibition marks the end of the Project "Biodiversity of subterranean fauna of Karlovac County", financed by the European Union through PHARE 2006 programme.

Cerovac caves - Guide

Members of the CBSS Jana Bedek, Branko Jalžić and Roman Ozimec were working in cooperation with publisher Public Institution "Velebit Nature Park" during preparation of this Guide. In chapter The living world in Cerovac caves an overview of the cave fauna of the Cerovac caves with a lot of pictures is given.

Tracing the Footsteps of the Gromača Caveman

Exhibition Tracing the Footsteps of the Gromača Caveman – Life in Dubrovnik's subterranean Karst was presented in Dubrovnik in 2005. Organizers of the exhibition were: Town of Dubrovnik - Department of Environment and Spatial Planning and Croatian Biospeleological Society. Two of the most important caves were presented on the Exhibition: cave Močiljska špilja and cave Špilja za gromačkom vlakom. Rich cave fauna of these caves and caves of the surrounding area are presented. Exhibition catalogue was published both in Croatian and English language.

Mljet Underworld

Exhibition "Mljet Underworld" was presented to the public on 19th December 2008 in Speleogallery of the town of Kastav in cooperation of speleological club S.U. Estavela and Croatian Biospeleological Society. Exhibition was later also presented tw times in Zagreb in library Tin Ujević and library Sesvete, Galerija Oblok.

In the Heart of the Mountains

Regarding International Mountain Day on 11th December 2009 the exhibition In the Heart of the Mountains was opened in the town of Opatija. Organizers of the exhibition were: Primorsko-goranska county, Public Institution Priroda and Department of Architecture and Environmental Protection.

Subterranea Croatica

The Journal Subterranea Croatica is an expert magazine that comes out from the 2003 year. Publisher of the journal is Speleological Club "Ursus spelaeus" from Karlovac, and the Croatian Biospeleological Society is also an occasional co-editor (No. 4, 5, 7, 8, 12).

Abstracts of the 14th International Symposium of Biospeleology

The 14th International Symposium of Biospeleology, 19-26 September 1999 was held in Makarska town in Croatia. This Symposium was organised by CBSS, Croatian Natural History Museum and Societe de Biospeologie. Book of abstract on 125 pages with 85 abstracts of plenary lectures, oral and poster presentations was published.