11-13 March 2015
UP FAMNIT, Koper, Slovenia
UTC timezone

The workshop will focus on terrestrial, freshwater and marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean region. Researchers as well as students are welcome to give oral or poster presentations.

We are happy to announce that over 100 participants from 7 countries have registered for the workshop! Registrations are now closed. The schedule of the workshop will be announced shortly.

In the meantime we are pleased to inform you that we will soon host the 2nd international workshop on conservation biologywhich will be held in June 2015. Please follow our website for updates! 




Silvia CASTRO, University of Coimbra, Portugal



Silvia Castro has obtained her PhD in 2008. She is employed at the Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Tecnology, University of Coimbra as Assistant Researcher. Her main interests are plant-animal interactions, plant reproductive biology, phenotypic selection of floral traits, evolutionary dynamics of diploid-polyploid plant groups and conservation of endemic and endangered plants.

Magdalini CHRISTODOULOU, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Magdalini Christodoulou, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, is a PhD candidate with interests in biodiversity and taxonomy, especially of caridean shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea). She currently works on revision of the genus Atyaephira from Europe and Middle East, using phylogenetic analyses and morphometrics to resolve the taxonomy of the genus.

Ivana MAGUIRE, University of Zagreb, Croatia


Ivana Maguire (PhD in Biology in 2002) is Associate Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology. Her research includes applied ecology, demography, phylogeny, phylogeography and conservation of of freshwater crayfish (Decapoda).

Andrew J. WRIGHT, George Mason University, USA


Obtained his PhD in 2013 at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is self-employed but has an affiliate position at George Mason University, USA. He provides science-policy advice regarding marine mammals and the effects of noise on them. He is also specialized in data handling and processing, including acoustical data.

Ante ŽULJEVIĆ, University of Split, Croatia

Ante Žuljević, PhD, is Senior research associate at the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries at University of Split. His main interests are phytobenthos, invasive species, marine Natura 2000 sites and marine conservation education. 


João LOUREIRO, University of Coimbra, Portugal


João Loureiro has obtained his PhD in 2007. He is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, doing his research at the Centre for Functional Ecology where he is the PI of the research line Biodiversity and Evolution. His main interests are the evolution of plant traits, mainly genome traits and reproductive strategies, in particular the evolutionary dynamics of diploid-polyploid complexes, the ecological impacts of hybridization in plant diversity, the evolution of genome size and chromosome numbers in plants using phylogenetic approaches and in the advancement of the application of flow cytometry to plant systems.


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Elena Bužan, Jure Jugovic, Petra Košir, Bojan Lazar, Lovrenc Lipej, Irena Maček, Urban Šilc

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Elena Bužan, Živa Fišer Pečnikar, Martina Lužnik, Felicita Urzi

Contacts: mediterranean_biodiversity@famnit.upr.si

Operacijo delno financira Evropska unija, in sicer iz Evropskega socialnega sklada. Operacija se izvaja v okviru Operativnega programa razvoja človeških virov 2007–2013, v okviru: operativnega programa Razvoja človeških virov za obdobje 2007–2013, 3. Razvojna prioriteta: Razvoj človeških virov in vseživljenjskega učenja, Prednostna usmeritev 3.3.: Kakovost, konkurenčnost in odzivnost visokega šolstva


Starts: 11 March 2015 20:00

Ends: 13 March 2015 12:00
Location: UP FAMNIT, Koper, Slovenia

Starts 11 Mar 2015 08:00
Ends 13 Mar 2015 18:00
UP FAMNIT, Koper, Slovenia