BRNO (Brünn), the capital of Moravia and the home of Mendel, has good facilities for scientific research. Besides the Masaryk University, founded in 1919, there are the Czech and German colleges of technology and also medical, veterinary and agricultural schools. All these are staffed with specialists engaged in directing research as well as in teaching. The results of their investigations are mostly published in the Spisy vydávané p irodovědeckou Fakultou Masarykovy university (Publications of the Faculty of Sciences of the Masaryk University), edited by Prof. A. šimek, or in the periodical Bulletins of the various colleges and in the Proceedings of the Moravian Scientific Society. In this way all branches of the natural sciences in Moravia are represented in publications which reflect the high standard of work performed by contemporary Moravian men of science, including discoveries in archaeology, geology, ecology and biology in addition to meritorious physico-chemical researches.