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From Emil Racovitza to present

Emil Racovitza period

Communist period


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April 26, 1920 - 1956

1956 - 1989

1989 - present

The first Institute of Speleology in the world was founded in Cluj, Transylvania, Romania and survived as such until 1956

The Institute in Cluj became a department of a new Institute in Bucharest

Studies extended beyond the inventory of cave fauna, with the new fields of molecular biology, molecular ecology, paleoenvironments, paleoclimate, protection, and conservation of caves and karst

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