Dr. Ivan Regen

Already as a child he showed an interest in nature, especially the sounds of insects. He slowly saved enough money to be able to pay his tuition in Vienna. Hthus enrolled in the study of natural sciences at the University of Vienna, where he was promoted to Doctor of Science in 1897. With his dissertation, he already focused on studying the sounds of insects, especially crickets. 

For the use of social plugins such as Like, Share and Follow buttons. enable external cookies

Dr. Ivan Regen is considered the pioneer of bioacoustics

His greatest project was the so-called “geobiological laboratory”, a large terrarium or insectarium, where he studied phonotaxis  the directed movement of insects towards a sound source, in this case of female crickets towards a singing male. He used 1,600 females, which enabled him to also define the phenomenon statistically. He first examined the sound production in crickets and locusts. He then studied the question of hearing. He proved that insects hear with a special organ on the first pair of legs. With his research, Ivan Regen strongly marked the then Slovenian space and left a great mark in the scientific field. 



Sustainability Report 2020

Read our Sustainability report 2020 about the work of Institute Poljane Valley and Municipality of Gorenja vas - Poljane.

Read more


Brochure Green Footprint

We prepared brochure for all our visitors, inhabitants and tourist providers. With it, we want to address everyone to write the green story of Poljane valley together with use....

Read more


Visit Poljane Valley

Did you know that you have a full opportunity to relax in the Poljane Valley, regain energy, escape from everyday life and discover the secrets that the valley offers for...

Read more

Contact us

Cultural Experiences in the Škofja Loka area

Šubic House