19th International Karstological School "Classical Karst" - Karst Underground Protection, Postojna, Slovenia, 20.-25.6.2011.


The 19th International Karstological School "Classical Karst" was dedicated to protection of karst underground with special accent to the protection of caves. It was held from 20th to 25th June, 2010. in town of Postojna in Slovenia. Organizer of this School was Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU in Postojna. This year School was co financed by EU project Karst Underground Protection and therefore partly financed by IPA Operational Programme Slovenia-Croatia 2007-2013.

The goal of this International Karstological School "Classical Karst" was to present experiences in cave protection in different countries, to show the examples of monitoring and cave protection plans and problems that different institutions are facing.

Altogether 211 scientists and students from 26 countries participated in School. 59 participans were from Croatia. 23 lectures and more than 60 poster presentations were presented.

Noumerous representatives from Croatia presented their work through poster and oral presentations. Members of Croatian Biospeleological Society presented their work through two lectures and four posters:


  • Marko Lukić, Jana Bedek, Branko Jalžić, Roman Ozimec: Conservation of Dinaric cave type localities
  • Roman Ozimec: Red list of Croatian (Dinaric) subterranean fauna


  • Ana Komerički, Helena Bilandžija: New localities and the first population size estimate of highly endangered Dinaric cave clam, Congeria kusceri, Bole 1962
  • Kristina Krklec, Roman Ozimec, Dražen Perica: Quartz sand mines on Vis isla, Dalmatia, Croatia - Dinaric and Mediterranean geoheritage
  • Kazimir Miculinić, Jana Bedek, Ana Komerički: Flooding of the caves by hydro-accumulation "Lešće" in Croatia - a year later
  • Ksenija Protrka, Roman Ozimec, Hrvoje Škrabić: Monitoring of speleological objects in Nature park Biokovo

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