THE DIVISON OF NATURE RESEARCH
of establishment of the Division of Nature Research (DIS) has arisen at the end of 1999
after the election of the new administration of LEB. Latvia is too small country to
establish specific societies for study of molluscs, crustaceans, leaches, earthworms and
other groups of invertebrates. There is no future for small societies, but there is
future for researchers! Several researchers of these small groups of invertebrates are in
Latvia, but information on them and the results of investigations were enough small. The
Division of Nature Research was established in May 15 of 2000. Please,
contact us in case you're interested in membership of
the Division of Nature Research! DIS's membership fee is USD 5.-
| Studies on fauna, distribution
and ecology of Latvian non-insect invertebrates.
| Ecological studies and
| Nature conservation activities. Numerous
species of snails, worms and other non-insect invertebrates belong to the very important
indicators of natural processes and anthropogenal inluence in the ecosystems. We use
selected groups of molluscs, mites and worms for bioindication.
| Journal. The aim of the
DIS of the Entomological Society of Latvia is to unite all Latvian invertebratists and
improve an information exchange among researchers in order to provide more complex
studies. Our society also have plans to establish special non-entomological issue
(journal) in the future.
| Malacology. This is the
on-line directory of Latvian specialists work in Mollusca. There are about of 170 species
of molluscs known from Latvia till this time (~86-90 land-, ~74 freshwater and 4 marine
species). Unfortunately there are only a few professional malacologists in our country.
But malacological researches are currently very active in Latvia. The full list of Latvian
molluscan species, complete bibliography to Latvian mollusca, molluscan news, list of
protected mollusca in Latvia and of coarse a lot of perfect images are to be available on
the On-line Directory of Malacology in Latvia. Latvian malacology web site -