Dr. Rob Dillon, Coordinator

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Proceedings of the Charleston Symposium

As you may recall, the 2002 meeting of the American Malacological Society here in Charleston featured a symposium entitled, "The Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Gastropods." Our colleague Amy Wethington organized a related special session at that same meeting, "Pulmonates in the Laboratory."

Now (at long last!) I'm pleased to report that 12 papers from those two sessions have reached publication in the American Malacological Bulletin, Volume 19: 31 - 144. A table of contents is provided below.Single issues of the AMB are available from the office of the Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Janice Voltzow, Department of Biology, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510-4625. The cost: $40 for members, $48 for non-members. Email Janice for more details: voltzowj2@Scranton.edu

Thanks to all of you on this list who were involved in bringing this symposium to successful fruition.

----------- AMB 19:31-144 (14Oct04) ---------------
  • Dillon, R. T., Jr. The biology and conservation of freshwater gastropods: Introduction to the symposium.
  • Richards, David C. & Dianne C. Shinn Intraspecific competition and development of size structure in the invasive snail, Potamopyrgus antipodarum.
  • Mower, Christina B. & Andrew M. Turner Behavior, morphology, and the coexistence of two pulmonate snails with molluscivorous fish: A comparative approach.
  • McCarthy, Thomas M. Effects of pair-type and isolation time on mating interactions of a freshwater snail, Physa gyrina (Say, 1821).
  • Brown, Kenneth M., and Paul D. Johnson Comparative conservation ecology of pleurocerid and pulmonate gastropods of the United States.
  • Dillon, Robert T., Jr., Charles E. Earnhardt, and Thomas P. Smith Reproductive isolation between Physa acuta and Physa gyrina in joint culture.
  • Dillon, Robert T., Jr., & Robert C. Frankis High levels of mitochondrial DNA sequence divergence in isolated populations of the freshwater snail, Goniobasis.
  • Stewart, Timothy W. & Robert T. Dillon, Jr. Species composition and geographic distribution of Virginia's freshwater gastropod fauna: A review using historical records.
  • Britton, David K., & Robert F. McMahon Environmentally and genetically induced shell shape variation in the freshwater pond snail Physa (Physella) virgata.
  • McMahon, Robert F. A 15-year study of intrapopulation, interannual shell-shape variation in a freshwater, pulmonate limpet population (Pulmonata: Basommatophora: Ancylidae).
  • Glaubrecht, Matthias Leopold von Buch's legacy: Treating species as dynamic natural entities, or Why geography matters.
  • Wethington, Amy R. & Robert Guralnick Are populations of physids from different hot springs distinctive lineages?
And forthcoming in the next AMB:
  • Jokinen, Eileen H. Pond mollusks of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Then and now.