Russia, Daghestan, Kaspiysk, November 1–5, 2023


Dear colleagues!

Caspian Sea is the world's largest inland body of water, often described as the world's largest drainless lake. It located between Europe and Asia on the border of five coastal countries: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan. In addition to these countries with access to the Caspian Sea, the sea basin includes a colossal catchment area of more than 3 million km². This region stands out for its unique diversity of amphibians and reptiles under significant anthropogenic impact. Considering the ongoing interest of herpetologists in this region, with pleasure we announce first international conference on the herpetology of Caspian basin. According to the decision of the organizing committee, the planned conference is dedicated to the remarkable date, which we will celebrate in 2024 and the preparation for which has already begun, - the 300th anniversary of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Symposium Proceedings

Organizing Committee:

Program Committee:

Scientific Program and Sections:

  1. Ecology and distribution.
  2. Systematics, phylogeny and speciation.
  3. Morphology and evolution.
  4. Molecular, genetic and GIS-methods in herpetology.
  5. History of herpetology.
  6. Anthropogenic impact and problems of conservation.
  7. Captive and breeding.

Excursions to historical and natural sights of Daghestan are planned within the framework of the conference.

Contributions to the conference will be published in a special issue of Current Studies in Herpetology, after normal peer-reviewing process. Please follow the guidelines to authors at the journal’s website: https://sg.sgu.ru/en/content/general-information.

The languages of the Symposium are Russian and English.

No Registration Fee.

For detailed information please see announcements.


First Announcement (in Russian)
Second Announcement
Conference program (in Russian)
Resolution of the International conference (in Russian)

Conference resolution

Photo gallery of the Conference (photos by U.A. Gichikhanova, L.F. Mazanaeva, A.I. Rabadanova)