Recent publications

 

2017

Environmental DNA in subterranean biology: range extension and taxonomic implications for Proteus (read)

Špela Gorički1, David Stanković1,2,3, Aleš Snoj2, Matjaž Kuntner4, William R. Jeffery5, Peter Trontelj6, Miloš Pavićević7, Zlatko Grizelj8, Magdalena Năpăruş-Aljančič1,9 & Gregor Aljančič1

Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 45054 (2017), doi:10.1038/srep45054

(1Society for Cave Biology, Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia; 2Department of Animal Sciences, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; 3Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, Italy; 4Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia; 5Department of Biology, University of Maryland, USA; 6Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. 7Biospeleological Society of Montenegro, Montenegro; 8Scientific Research Society Versus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 9University of Bucharest Research Institute, ICUB, Transdisciplinary Research Centre Landscape - Territory - Information Systems, CeLTIS, Romania)

2016

2nd International meeting SOS Proteus: "Conservation of black Proteus and its habitat: 30 years after its discovery". Detailed program, Society for Cave Biology, pp. 4. (PDF)

Gregor Aljančič, Magdalena Aljančič and Peter Trontelj

International workshop »SOS PROTEUS: Implementation of monitoring and practical actions for the conservation of Proteus in Slovenia«. Editorial (PDF)

Gregor Aljančič, Magdalena Aljančič

      Natura Sloveniae 18(1).

      (Tular Cave Laboratory, Society for Cave Biology, Slovenia)

 

Salvaging the washed-out Proteus. (PDF)  

Gregor Aljančič1, Magdalena Aljančič1 and Zlatko Golob2

      Natura Sloveniae 18(1).

      (1Tular Cave Laboratory, Society for Cave Biology, Slovenia, 2Sanctuary for protected wildlife animals, Golob d.o.o., Slovenia)

 

Searching for the black Proteus with the help of eDNA. (PDF)  

Špela Gorički1, David Stanković1,2, Magdalena Năpăruș-Aljančič1, Aleš Snoj3, Matjaž Kuntner4, Tajda Gredar1, Luka Vodnik1 and Gregor Aljančič1

      Natura Sloveniae 18(1).

(1Tular Cave Laboratory, Society for Cave Biology, Slovenia, 2Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, Italy; 3Department of Animal Science, Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; 4ZRC SAZU, Slovenia)

 

Application of environmental DNA for detection of Proteus. (PDF)                                               

David Stanković1,2, Špela Gorički1, Magdalena Năpăruș-Aljančič1, Aleš Snoj3, Matjaž Kuntner4 and Gregor Aljančič1

      Natura Sloveniae 18(1).

(1Tular Cave Laboratory, Society for Cave Biology, Slovenia, 2Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, Italy; 3Department of Animal Science, Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 4ZRC SAZU, Slovenia)

 

Rapid genetic and ecological differentiation during the northern range expansion of the venomous yellow sac spider Cheiracanthium punctorium in Europe (read)    

Henrik Krehenwinkel1,2, Dennis Rödder3, Magdalena Năpăruş Aljančič4,5, Matjaž Kuntner6

      Evolutionary Applications, DOI: 10.1111/eva.12392

( 1Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany; 2University of California Berkeley, Environmental Science Policy and Management, Berkeley, USA; 3Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Germany; 4University of Bucharest Research Institute, ICUB; Transdisciplinary Research Centre Landscape - Territory - Information Systems, CeLTIS, Romania; 5Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia; 6Evolutionary Zoology Laboratory, Biological Institute ZRC SAZU, Slovenia.)

 

 Searching for black Proteus (Proteus anguinus parkelj) in karst groundwater with the help of eDNA. (PDF)     

Špela Gorički1, David Stanković1,2, Magdalena Năpăruş-Aljančič1, Aleš Snoj3 and Gregor Aljančič1, 2016. 

 Abstracts of the 23h International Conference on Subterranean Biology, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, June 13 -17, 2016: 31.

(1Tular Cave Laboratory, Society for Cave Biology, Slovenia, 2Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, Italy; 3Department of Animal Science, Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

 

  2015

Detection of olm (Proteus anguinus) environmental DNA in karst groundwater.  (Abstracts, PDF)

David Stanković1,2, Špela Gorički1, Magdalena Năpăruş1, Miloš Pavićević3, Matjaž Kuntner4, Aleš Snoj2 and Gregor Aljančič1, 2015.

Programme and Abstracts of the 18th European congress of Herpetology, Wrocław, Poland, September 7-12, 2015: 89.

(1Tular Cave Laboratory, Society for Cave Biology, Slovenia, 2Department of Animal Science, Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 3Biospeleological Society of Montenero, 4ZRC SAZU, Slovenia)

 

  2014

Endangered Proteus: combining DNA and GIS analyses for its conservation.  (PDF, 0.29MB)             

Gregor Aljančič1, Špela Gorički1, Magdalena Năpăruş1,2, David Stanković1,3 and Matjaž Kuntner4, 2014.

In: P. Sackl, R. Durst, D. Kotrošan and B. Stumberger (eds.), Dinaric Karst Poljes - Floods for Life. EuroNatur, Radolfzell: 70–75.

(1Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia, 2LASIG, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland; 3Zootechnical Department, Biotechnical Faculty, Univ. of Ljubljana, Slovenia; 4ZRC SAZU, Slovenia)

Phylogeny Predicts Future Habitat Shifts Due to Climate Change                                                         

 Matjaž Kuntner1,2,3, Magdalena Năpăruş4,5, Daiqin Li2,6, Jonathan A. Coddington3
 PLoS ONE 9(6): e98907. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098907 (PDF, 827 KB)

(1Institute of Biology, ZRC SAZU, Slovenia, 2Centre for Behavioural Ecology and Evolution, Hubei University, China, 3Smithsonian Institution, USA, 4Centre of Landscape–Territory–Information Systems, University of Bucharest, Romania, 5Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia, 6Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

A novel survey of the distribution of Proteus anguinus by environmental DNA sampling                     

David Stanković, Gregor Aljančič, Špela Gorički, Magdalena Năpăruş, Miloš Pavićević, Ivan Skaramuca, Jasminko Mulaomerović, Matjaž Kuntner, Aleš Snoj, Zlatko Grizelj, William R. Jeffery, 2014.
Guide book of 22nd International Karstological School, Postojna, Slovenia, June 16–20, 2014: 61–62.

A novel method for detection of the highly endangered cave amphibian Proteus anguinus using environmental DNA and real-time PCR                                                                                                                        

David Stanković1,2,3, Špela Gorički1,3, Magdalena Năpăruş1, Matjaž Kuntner4, Aleš Snoj2and Gregor Aljančič1

Proceedings of International symposium Frontiers in Amphibian Biology: Endangered Species Conservation and Genome Editing, Hiroshima, Japan, March 27-28, 2014. (PDF, 1.7MB)

(1Tular Cave Laboratory; 2University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical faculty, Department of Animal Science, Slovenia; 3Societas Herpetologica Slovenica, Slovenia; 4Institute of Biology, ZRC SAZU, Slovenia)

2013

      The relationships between land cover, climate and cave copepod spatial distribution and suitability along the Carpathians

Ioana N. Meleg1, Magdalena Năpăruş2, Frank Fiers3, Ionuţ H. Meleg4, Marius Vlaicu1 and Oana T. Moldovan1, 2013.

Environental Conservation, 41/2: 206-216.

(1Emil Rakoviţă Institute of Speleology, Romania; 2Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia/ Transdisciplinary Center Landscape-Territory-Information Systems, University of Bucharest, Romania; 3Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium; 4Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania)

Endangered Proteus: combining DNA and GIS analyses for its conservation  

Gregor Aljančič1, Špela Gorički1, Magdalena Năpăruş1,2, David Stanković1,3 and Matjaž Kuntner4, 2013.

Abstract book of First international workshop on Dinaric karst poljes as wetlands of national and international importance, Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2013: 16-17. (PDF, 0.9MB)

(1Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia, 2LASIG, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland; 3Zootechnical Department, Biotechnical Faculty, Univ. of Ljubljana, Slovenia; 4ZRC SAZU, Slovenia)

A survey of the distribution of Proteus anguinus by environmental DNA sampling                                

Gregor Aljančič1, Špela Gorički1 and Magdalena Năpăruş1,2, 2013.

Workshop on protection of underground biodiversity in the Neretva River catchment area, Čitluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 (1Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia, 2LASIG, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

       Skull shape differentiation of black and white olms (Proteus anguinus anguinus and Proteus a. parkelj): an exploratory analysis with  micro-CT scanning

 Ana Ivanović*, Gregor Aljančič and Jan W. Arntzen+, 2013. Contributions to Zoology 82 (2): 107-114.

 (*Faculty of Biology, Institute for Zoology, University of Belgrade, Serbia; +Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands)

2012

GIS helps to asses threats to Proteus, a highly endangered cave amphibian

 Magdalena Năpăruş and Gregor Aljančič, 2012.

 GDi FORUM 2012, Budapest, Hungary, Oct 11-12, 2012. 

       (Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia)

 Tular Virtual Lab: Monitoring of a rare cave amphibian, Proteus anguinus, via Internet connection

 Gregor Aljančič and Magdalena Năpăruş, 2012.

 2nd EuroSpeleo Protection Symposium, Muotathal, Switzerland, Sep 29-30,2012.

 EuroSpeleo Protection Label 2011 Award (European Speleological Federation)

       (Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia)

 Stygobionts washed out to surface: A case of Proteus anguinus

Gregor Aljančič and Magdalena Năpăruş, 2012.

  Abstract book of the 21th International Conference on Subterranean Biology. Košice, Slovakia, Sep 2-7, 2012: 22-23.

  Special Award for Conservation of Subterranean Life (International Society for Subterranean Biology)

         (Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia)

The 250th anniversary of the first scientific description of Proteus anguinus

 Gregor Aljančič, 2012.

 Abstract book of the 21th International Conference on Subterranean Biology, Košice, Slovakia, Sep 2-7, 2012: 22.

          (Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia)

Predictive GIS modelling and conservation of copepods in groundwater habitats of the Romanian Carpathians

 Ioana N. Meleg*, Magdalena Năpăruş, Frank Fiers+, Ionuţ H. Meleg**, Marius Vlaicu* and Oana T. Moldovan*, 2012.  

 Abstract book of the 21th International Conference on Subterranean Biology, Košice, Slovakia, Sep 2- 7, 2012: 68.

 (*Emil Rakoviţă Institute of Speleology, Romania; Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia, +Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium; **Babeş- Bolyai University, Romania)

 Salt karst: A GIS model to assess the dynamic and risk phenomena under natural and athropogenic conditions

 Magdalena Năpăruş, 2012.

 Proceedings of the 20th International Karstological School “Classical Karst”: Karst forms and processes, Postojna,

 Slovenia, Jun 18-21, 2012: 65.

       (Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia)

A GIS Model Predicting Potential Distributions of a Lineage: A Test Case on Hermit Spiders (Nephilidae: Nephilengys)

 Magdalena Năpăruş and Matjaž Kuntner*, 2012. PLoS ONE 7(1): e30047.

 (*ZRC SAZU, Slovenia; Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia, Smithsonian Institution, USA)

2011

Proteus after flooding: should we save the animals or let them be?

 Gregor Aljančič and Magdalena Năpăruş, 2011.

 Proceedings of 19th International Karstological School “Classical Karst”. Postojna, Slovenia, Jun 20 - 26, 2011.

 ABSTRACT

        (Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia)

2010

Fifty years of Tular Cave Laboratory

 Gregor Aljančič, 2010.

 Abstract book of 20th International Conference on Subterranean Biology. Postojna, Slovenia, Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2010:

 113-114.

        (Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia)

Design of a GIS database to monitor possible threats to the habitat of Proteus anguinus (Amphibia: Proteidae). A case study of a highly vulnerable population of P. a. parkelj in Bela krajina, Slovenia

Magdalena Năpăruş, Gregor Aljančič and Krištof Oštir*, 2010.

 Abstract book of 20th International Conference on Subterranean Biology. Postojna, Slovenia, Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2010:

 88-89.

 ( Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia, *ZRC SAZU)

Does Proteus detect and react to a sudden rise of water conductivity which indicates incoming flood?

 Gregor Aljančič and Mitja Prelovšek*, 2010.

 Abstract book of 20th International Conference on Subterranean Biology. Postojna, Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2010: 114-115.

   (Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia, *ZRC SAZU)

The shrimp rostrum between phylogeny and adaptation

 Jure Jugovic*, Simona Prevorčnik*, Gregor Aljančič and Boris Sket*, 2010.

 Abstract book of 20th International Conference on Subterranean Biology. Postojna, Slovenia, Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2010: 118.

 (Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia, *Dept. of Biology, University of Ljubljana)

The atyid shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda: Atyidae) rostrum: phylogeny versus adaptation, taxonomy versus trophic ecology

 Jure Jugovic*, Simona Prevorčnik*, Gregor Aljančič and Boris Sket*, 2010.

 Journal of Natural History, Vol. 44 (41-42): 2509 - 2533. ABSTRACT

 (Tular Cave Laboratory, Slovenia,*Dept. of Biology, University of Ljubljana)

2009

Monitoring of Proteus anguinus in Semi-Natural Conditions of Cave Laboratory Tular – a GIS Approach

 Gregor Aljančič and Magdalena Năpăruş, 2009.

 Proceedings of 17th International Karstological School “Classical Karst”. Postojna, Slovenia. ABSTRACT