We are deeply saddened to inform you that our collaguage dr. Miklós Puky biologist, passed away at the 20th of March leaving behind an irreplaceable void within all who loved him and worked with him.

An international team led by scientists at the University of Leicester has developed a way to increase our understanding of the die-back of reeds throughout Europe -- including popular tourist areas -- through satellite and aircraft monitoring systems.

Dr.Anand Narain Singh is a restoration ecologist currently working as an assistant Professor in the department of Botany, Panjab University Chandigarh-160014 since 2005 ( ; ResearchGate:

We learned Andrei Tsurykau (F. Skoryna State University, Gomel, Belarus) during the 18th Symposium of the Baltic Mycologists and Lichenologists and Nordic Lichen Society Meeting, in Dubingiai, Lithuania, 2011, also met during the 20th Excursion and meeting of the Nordic Lichen Society Vadstena, Sweden, 2013.

First contacts with Slovakian colleagues date back to the 1980s,1990s. We participated in various scientific events in both countries, e.g., the Slovak lichenological team organized the international conference „Decline and conservation of lichens and bryophytes in Central Europe” (Smolenice, 1991).