Welcome to the homepage of the PRIDE programme. From 2015 until 2019 we will investigate the evolution and demise of lakes systems and biota in the Black Sea, Caspian Sea and surroundings.
The programme combines climate-, geo- and bio- sciences and is conducted by 15 Early Stage Researchers. The PRIDE network contains 21 partipating institutes. Here you can find the background of the programme, you can explore workpackages here (WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4) and here are the 15 projects outlined.
If you have any question? Please contact us here.
PRIDE proudly presents the identfication sheet to the most characteristic mollusk species of the Black Sea. We invite everybody to participate in the PRIDE project by uploading observations to the iNaturalist portal.
We want to:
- raise awareness of the uniqueness of Pontocaspian biodiversity and the current biodiversity crisis and
- collect data on mollusk species in Northern Black Sea through the joint efforts of citizen scientists.
This will help us update our appearance/distribution maps on our taxonomic platform: PC-Tax (www.mollusca.myspecies.info) whereupon we will be able to identify the areas of follow up action.
Registration for the PRIDE-RCMNS conference is open until 14 June 2018, and thus closes in a few days. If you want to join, make sure you register before the 14th of June!
- The deadline for applying for a conference fee waiver is 7 May 2018.
- The deadline for abstract submissions has been moved to 8 May 2018 as well.
There is a limited number of fee waivers available for local and regional scientists and students (PhD, bachelor, master). When you are granted a fee waiver you do not have to pay the fee of the conference. To apply for a fee waiver go to this link: http://pontocaspian.eu/content/application-fee-waiver
ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe, 9-14 July 2018 in Toulouse. Alberto Martínez Gándara presented a poster.
Sabrina van de Velde publishes her first article within the PRIDE team as a co-author. A late Pleistocene gastropod fauna from the northern Caspian Sea with implications for Pontocaspian gastropod taxonomy
Thomas Hoyle publishes an article in Elsevier's ScienceDirect Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology: Using fluorescence microscopy to discern in situ from reworked palynomorphs in dynamic depositional environments
We are very proud: Lea Rausch won Best Presentation at the International Meeting of Early Stage Researchers in Paleontology in Opole, Poland.
On 16 May 2018 Keith Richards passed his PhD exam. You can find a direct link to his thesis here: Studies in Caspian palynology, Six million years of vegetation, climate and sea level change