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 […]
Aquatic telemetry workshops – herewith we want to advertise the webinars organized by other COST Action – ETN European Tracking Network – focused on aquatic telemetry. If you are interested in this topic, this will offer you a perfect opportunity to acquaint with methodology of telemetry studies.
It is open to everybody, no charge.
EUROMAL on line. Despite the favorable development of fight against the pandemic in many parts of the world, it was finally decided that to ensure the EQUITABLE ACCESS and SAFETY of participants of the conference, EUROMAL 2021 will be converted to an ONLINE-ONLY format on the postponed date (5-9 September 2021). We hope that this […]
Following the proposal to create a CEN standard for monitoring and assessing the condition of freshwater mussels other than Margaritifera margaritifera throughout Europe, led by Phil Boon, Jurgen Geist and Evelyn Moorkens, the need to collect information and experiences across Europe regarding management options and procedures has risen. We have therefore prepared a survey that […]
A new “Tentacle” has been issued. It is a Newsletter of the IUCN / SSC Molluscs Specialist Group, which deals with the issues of malacofauna protection on a global scale, presenting interesting reports, preliminary research results, but its most interesting part are articles on the practical protection of malacofauna: forthcoming threats, conservation failures and victories. […]
Background: Genetic methods hold great promise for improving the assessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems. In particular, environmental DNA metarcoding (DNA) can help assess biodiversity quickly, comprehensively and non-invasively. However, many questions about concrete possibilities for implementation, comparability of data collected and integration into existing water protection legislation as well as national or cantonal monitoring […]
The first DNAQUA International Conference provides the opportunity to scientists and stakeholders to present and discuss latest research outputs on DNA-based monitoring from DNAqua-Net and beyond. While methods are leaving the labs where they have been developed, and being tested in real life, it is now time to deepen the dialogue between academia, industry and […]
Switzerland officially joined the COST Action CA18239. The Switzerland participation was approved by Management Committee of the Action in e-voting procedure. The new member will be represented by Dr Jan Pawlowski from id-gene.com, who has been nominated as a MC Member by Ms RENIER (COST National Coordinator CH).
We are very pleased to inform that Management Committee unanimously accepted Grégory MOTTE, nominated by Belgium, as the new MC Member [CA18239 BE] of the CONFREMUS Action.
We all face unexpected challenges caused by the pandemic. Considering this, the COST authorities will extend the current Action Grant Period until 31 October 2021. So please consider that during the forthcoming winter we will try to organize virtual meetings only (partly they are ongoing within some task groups), whereas real meetings will be planned […]