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Volume 48


Invasive Molluscs
World Congress of Malacology
Invertebrate Reproduction and Development
Littorinid Biology and Evolution

Monday 2nd April 2007

The Malacological Society of London

Invasive Molluscs
St Catherine's College,
University of Cambridge

Organiser: David Aldridge
Tel 01223 338311/01223 336617.
Fax 01223 336676

Invasive molluscs represent some of the world's most important ecological and economic pests. This meeting will provide an opportunity for researchers, policy makers and managers to share ideas and discuss experiences on this important topic.Talks are invited from all fields and from all perspectives, including freshwater marine, terrestrial, molecular, applied, industry, palaeontology, conservation etc. International colleagues are warmly welcomed and the meeting is open to members and non-members. Offers of talks and posters to David Aldridge.
A detailed programme will be issued to all who have expressed interest. The conference fee covering refreshments and an evening wine reception in the University Museum of Zoology is £5 for members or £10 for non-members, payable on arrival in cash or by cheque payable to The Malacological Society of London. Details of the museum are at Details of get-togethers for Sunday will be circulated later. A collective meal on the evening of 2nd April will be suggested on the day.
The meeting will be held in the Senior Combination Room of the college. The college, founded in 1473, is in the heart of the city. For location and travel details see: Cambridge is a 50 minute train ride from London. Parking in the city is limited and expensive, and car drivers are encouraged to use the Park and Ride facilities.
A limited number of single 'student-style' rooms are available in St Caths on a first-come basis for 1st and 2nd April at a nightly rate of £43.63 (shared bathroom) and £60.54 (en suite). For other accommodation, see
The meeting follows the International Student Conference on Conservaton Science hosted by the Zoology Department from 27 to 29 March. Details at To visit the University Museum's mollusc collection, contact Dr Richard Preece (

The Annual General Meeting of The Society will be held in conjunction with this meeting.

15-20 July 2007

World Congress of Malacology
16th International Congress of Unitas Malacologica and 73rd annual meeting of American Malacological Society
University of Antwerp, Belgium
President: Prof. Dr Thierry Backeljau

Updates available at and at


Travel grant applications 15 March 2007
End of reduced registration fees 30 April 2007
End of abstract submissions 31 May 2007

Congress Registration Fees: before/after 30 April

Full registration, UM-members 220/270€
Full registration, non-UM members 280/330€
Student, UM member 110/150€
Student, non-UM member 160/200€
Fees cover abstract book, icebreaker, lunches and drinks on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and wine/beer poster reception, but not congress dinner (50€) or Wednesday excursions.

Planned Symposia:

Sexual selection in Molluscs
Inventorying the molluscan fauna of the world
Molluscs as models in evolutionary biology
Molluscs in ecotoxicological research
Molluscs and pest control
Molluscan models: advancing our understanding of the eye
Zoogeography of the non-marine molluscs of the Eastern Mediterranean
Biodiversity at crossroads: freshwater bivalves
Neogastropod origins, phylogeny, evolutionary pathways and mechanisms
Diversity and ecological adaptations in intertidal molluscs
Heart and circulation in molluscs
Quaternary malacology


Convenient, though modest, accommodation on the campus (some double rooms) for 20 and 27€ per night per person including breakfast.
Hotel accommodation in city from 59€ single and 94€ double per room per night.

6-9 August 2007

11th International Congress on
Invertebrate Reproduction and Development

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute,
Panama City, Panama
Organizer Dr R Collin.
More at:

Summer 2008

IX International Symposium on Littorinid Biology and Evolution
Contact: Emilio Rolan-Alvarez