Molluscs in Ancient Lakes - An Ecological Perspective
Symposium - Thursday April 2nd, 2009
In the Linnean Society, London
on the event of the Annual General Meeting of the Malacological Society
|11:00||Georges Dussart (President Malac Soc & Canterbury Univ.) - Opening and welcoming remarks|
|11:10||Ellinor Michel (Natural History Museum, London) - Introduction to Ancient Lakes as Model Systems|
|11:20||Thomas von Rintelen (Museum fuer Naturkunde & Humboldt Univ., Berlin, DE) - Show me thy teeth: Tophic morphology in the gastropod species radiations of the ancient lakes of Sulawesi|
|12:00||Peter McIntyre (Univ. Michigan, USA) - Life history and trophic ecology in a Lake Tanganyika (E. Africa) gastropod radiation: an experimental isotopic approach|
|12:40||Lunch (including MalacSoc AGM meeting)|
|1:40||Martin Genner (Univ. Bristol & MBA, UK) - Invasives vs. endemics in Lake Malawi (E. Africa): Competitive advantage, parasite release and massive multiplication of Melanoides|
|2:20||Frank Wesselingh (Naturalis, Natural History Museum, Leiden, NL) - The changing ecological context for molluscs in long-lived lakes through deep time.|
|3:00||Tea and coffee and posters|
|3:40||Thomas Wilke (Univ. Giessen, DE) - Does ecology drive the evolution of endemic gastropod species in ancient Lake Ohrid (Macedonia)?|
|4:20||Christian Albrecht (Univ. Giessen) - Lost and Found: Conservation of ancient lake molluscs|
|5:00||Depart punctually for further discussion in local hostelry|
• Poster contributions on freshwater molluscs are welcome.
• Advance registration is requested (to allow us to provide appropriate refreshments in the poster session/coffee break) by writing to e.mi...@nhm.ac.uk
• A nominal contribution of 5 GBP is requested on arrival.
Directions to the LinnSoc are available on http://www.linnean.org/index.php?id=215.