Looking back to 37th IAD conference in Chishinau
The first IAD conference in Moldova 29.10. - 2.11.
For the first time a conference of the International Association for Danube Research took place in the Republic of Moldova. The 37th conference "The Danube River Basin in a changing world" was held between 29 October and 2 November 2008 in Chishinau, capital of the Republic of Moldova. Our host was the ULIM, Free University of Moldova. In a close cooperation of the national representative of IAD in Moldova, Dumitru Drumea, the general secretariat and the two national IAD committees in Serbia and Romania shared the preparation works. It was a pleasure to see initative students presenting their results and many Moldovan students used the opportunity to attend at least one session of the conference. The best oral presentation was held by Prof. Martin Schmid on historic aspects of the Danube, the best poster presentation by Ion Pacesila on benthic microbial communities. The post conference excursion led to the early time of Moldovan history in Orheiul vecchi, a monastery founded by Stefan cel Mare, surrounded by viticulture landscapes.