We are very pleased to share the programme for the International Freshwater Bivalve Conference – “Conservation of freshwater pearl mussel in light of climate change and human pressures” – that will be held from the 26th of April to the 28th of April 2023 in Hof, Germany. The programme is available in PDF format below.
Location – Laufen, Germany
Day 1. Afternoon 1) Introduction to the A2P process 2) Review and discussion of planning information gathered so far: a. Why plan for these species? b. Who is our audience? c. Threats to these species and obstacles to their conservation? Day 2. Morning 3) Review and discussion of planning information gathered so far: a. Conservation […]
Forthcoming freshwater mussels conservat...
We would like to share the 1st announcement of the International Freshwater Bivalve Conference – Consequences of increasing summer aridity and rising numbers of beaver and otter for conservation of Freshwater Pearl Mussel and other freshwater bivalves.
Open Research Europe
We would like to inform you that COST Actions can now submit their scientific publications directly to Open Research Europe (ORE), the European Commission’s Open Access publishing platform for research stemming from Horizon Europe. Open Research Europe is an original publishing venue, like a journal, not a repository (where papers already published somewhere else are deposited). […]
Species mongraphs leads and the format h...
Species mongraphs leads and the format have been finally agreed. Each lead is taking things forward at their own pace. All participants of CONFREMUS network interested in contributing to the monographs are asked to contact the lead directly: P. complanata – David Aldridge or Jouni Taskinen U. pictorum – Slobodan U. tumidus – Adam Cmiel U. crassus […]
Ukraine and Georgia join COST
On 30-31 March 2022, representatives of the COST Members met under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU in Paris. Following a unanimous decision, both Georgia and Ukraine join the COST family, which now has 40 full Members. Actions are encouraged to be inclusive with these new members and take […]
General meeting in Prague
Due to Covid we have not met in-person since the general meeting in Brussels in 2020, which impedes our activities. To overcome that we would like to announce the joined meeting of Management Committee and Working Groups, devoted to PLAN ACTIVITIES during the two remaining years of our project (2022-23) and to brain storm on […]
Considering the unprecedented since 1939 war situation in Eastern Europe, impacting the whole continent, after consulting within the Core Group and task leaders, the in-person meeting has been cancelled, and an on-line meeting is proposed instead, considering that many of you have reserved this time for the COST activities. The Core Group will meet as […]
10th ESENIAS & DIAS Conference
On behalf of the Organising Committee I am pleased to invite you to participate in the Anniversary Joint ESENIAS and DIAS Scientific Conference and 10th ESENIAS Workshop ‘Ten years of cooperation and networking on invasive alien species in East and South Europe’, which will be held on 07–09 December 2021. You can find the attached […]
Bivalve Captive Breeding E-Chat Group
This is a group of freshwater bivalve enthusiasts working on the captive breeding, conservation and research of species such as Margaritifera margaritifera. With no set agenda this group meets occasionally, on an informal basis via zoom (with a cuppa in hand), to share their knowledge and experience. For those working with freshwater bivalves this is […]