Sunday 10.09.2017
Hall: Collegium Maius (address: Jagiellońska Str. 15)
16:00 Registration opens
16:30 Welcome reception

Monday 11.09.2017
Hall: Kotlownia (address: Warszawska Str. 24, Building number: 10-06)
8:00 Registration
9:00 Welcome: Elżbieta Żbikowska, President of the Association of Polish Malacologists, Tadeusz Zając, Chairman of the 8th EUROMAL Organizing Committee
Session: General biology
Theory can explain a lot of life history diversity in mollusks
Jan Kozłowski
09:40What life history traits can tell on population dynamics and structure in threatened snail species Vertigo moulinsiana (Dupuy, 1849)
Anna Lipinska
10:00Who wins in the weaning process? Juvenile feeding morphology of two freshwater mussel species
Rafael Araujo
10:20Differential disease resistance patterns in eastern Pacific Haliotids
Alyssa Rita Frederick
10:40Biological clock in the freshwater mussels Unio tumidus – daily and seasonal patterns in serotonin levels in haemolymph and tissues, and clock gene daily expression profiles
Aleksandra Skawina
11:00Presence and persistence of the neurotoxin domoic acid in cephalopod brains
Vanessa M. Lopes
11:20Coffee break
Session: Invasions
11:50Invasive bivalves in European fresh waters: impacts from individuals to ecosystems
Ronaldo Sousa
12:10Risk assessment and management of invasive non-native molluscs
David C. Aldridge
12:30FRESHCO: Multiple implications of invasive species on freshwater mussel decline and coextinction processes
Simone Varandas
12:50Potential impacts of the invasive species Corbicula fluminea on the recruitment of native freshwater mussels
Vanessa Modesto

14:30Control of the invasive gulf wedge clam, Rangia cuneata, using Microencapsulated BioBullets
Feng Tang
Evolution of higher gastropods - important fossil calibration points
Alexander Nützel
14:50The role of molluscs alien to Europe in trematodes transmission
Elżbieta Żbikowska
Are rudists cardiids? Cardioidea, Hippuritida and their potential relationships
Simon Schneider
15:10Enemy release hypothesis: comparison of parasites infection in native and invasive species in Lake Maggiore
Nicoletta Riccardi
The ancient origin and long fossil record of neomphalid and provannid gastropods from chemosynthesis-based ecosystems
Andrzej Kaim
15:30Effects of globalisation – new arrivals of mainly tropical land snails in European warm houses
Ira Richling
Paleocene faunal migration between northern Pacific and Arctic regions
Kazutaka Amano
15:50Predicting the distribution of Helix lucorum Linnaeus, 1758 – a silent invader snail
Levan Mumladze
Land snails of the British Paleogene
Richard C. Preece
16:10Coffee break
16:45Empty bivalve shells: importance of heterogeneity and the role of invasive species in riverine systems
Martina I. Ilarri
What explains shell size variation in snails of recent and extinct long-lived lakes?
Thomas A. Neubauer
17:05Genetic diversity used to investigate the colonisation and spread in Europe of the invasive clam Rangia cuneata (Bivalvia: Mactridae)
Martin Willing
Molluscs in palaeoclimatic investigation: Holsteinian palaeolake record from Eastern Poland
Marcin Szymanek
17:25Comparative functional responses to explain the success of invasive species – a study of sympatric zebra and quagga mussels
Justin S. Kemp
Quaternary malacology in the Czechia and Slovakia
Lucie Juřičková
17:45Carl-Zeiss – presentation

Tuesday 12.09.2017
Hall: Kotlownia
8:00 Registration
Session: Ecology and behavior
Ecosystem services provided by freshwater mussels
Caryn C. Vaughn
09:40Using Environmental DNA metabarcoding for freshwater bivalves biodiversity assessment
Vincent Prié
10:00Defensive behaviour in the sandy beach gastropod Olivella semistriata (Olivellidae, Caenogastropoda): variability, ecological context, and efficiency in predator-prey interactions
Winfried S. Peters
10:20Relationship status: “It’s complicated”. Responses of the zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha to conspecifics
Anna Dzierżyńska-Białończyk
10:40Parasites – the enemies of (native) freshwater mussels
Jouni Taskinen
11:00Coffee break

Session:Ecology and behaviorTaxonomy and phylogeny
11:30The role of local adaptation and fish resistance in shaping freshwater mussels host relationships
Karel Douda
The species concept for freshwater Mollusca: from Bourguignat to the present day
Maxim V. Vinarski
11:50Encystment of parasitic freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) larvae coincides with increased metabolic rate and haematocrit in juvenile brown trout
Niklas Wengström
In the speciation race, can molecules lag behind? Looking into morphological and anatomical patterns in Oxychilus (Drouetia) (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) from the Açores
António M. de Frias Martins
12:10Can invasive alien fish species act as effective hosts of native freshwater mussels (Unionidae) in Iberia?
Amílcar Teixeira
Contributions of 3D geometric morphometrics to integrative species delimitation: the case of Pyrenaearia (Pulmonata: Hygromiidae)
Amaia Caro
12:30Glochidial infestation of fish by endangered thick-shelled river mussel Unio crassus
Adam Ćmiel
Phylogeny vstTaxonomy of the Cretan Albinaria taxa
Moissis Mylonas
12:50Effect of infection by Margaritifera margaritifera on growth of host fish
M. Motiur R. Chowdhury
Novel diversity of breathing-device refines the taxonomy of Alycaeidae (Caenogastropoda: Cyclophoroidea)
Barna Páll-Gergely
Session:ConservationTaxonomy and phylogeny cont.
14:30Global patterns of diversity and conservation status of freshwater bivalves
Manuel Lopes-Lima
Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Melanopsidae (Caenogastropoda: Cerithioidea)
Marco T. Neiber
14:50 Conservation Genetics of the Central European thick shelled river mussel (Unio crassus, Philipsson 1788)
Sarah Feind
Multilocus phylogeny of the land snail family Geomitridae (Boettger, 1909)
Luis J. Chueca
15:10On reintroduction of the endangered thick-shelled river mussel Unio crassus: Does river slope matter?
Tadeusz Zając
Taxonomic revaluation of the Austrian endemic Helicopsis austriaca (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Hygromiidae) in the light of Natura 2000
Michael Duda
15:30Comparison of two semi-natural breeding methods for Freshwater Pearl Mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera)
Marco Denic
A parapatric ontact zone between sibling species of Deroceras
John M.C. Hutchinson
15:50How many mussels? A mark and recapture study of the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera
Joaquim Reis
Multilocus molecular phylogeny of the genus Chondrina (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Chondrinidae) in the Iberian Peninsula
Eder Somoza Valdeolmillos
16:10Coffee break
16:40The last twenty years of redlisting
Mary Seddon
From the Pacific through the Arctic to the Atlantic and then again: the phylogeography of the family Dendronotidae (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia)
Irina Ekimova
17:00The global status of freshwater molluscs: a sampled assessment of threat
Monika Böhm
More than what meets the eye: a first morphological assessment of Chinese and Himalayan Carychiidae (Eupulmonata, Ellobioidea)
Adrienne Jochum
17:20A spatially explicit approach to prioritize protection areas using endangered freshwater Mussels
Andreas H. Dobler
Is the true identity of Trochulus coelomphala (Gastropoda: Hygromiidae) possible?
Małgorzata Proćków
17:40Redlisting the molluscs of Europe – insights to the conservation situation of the malacofaua of a continent
Eike Neubert
Taxonomy and phylogeny of the family Rissoellidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: “Lower heterobranchia”) in Hokkaido, Japan
Luis Eduardo Chira
18:00 Pioneers from the continents — evolution and phylogeography of the Vitrinidae of the Macaronesian Islands
Beat Pfarrer

Wednesday 13.09.2017
Hall: Kotlownia
8:00 Registration
Session: Biodiversity
Who, where, what and why: some basic questions in land mollusc diversity
Robert A.D. Cameron
09:40Biogeography of deep-sea mollusks: a network perspective
Steffen Kiel
10:00Predator-prey interactions as the trigger of prey species divergence
Yuta Morii
10:20Range-constrained co-occurrence simulation reveals little niche partitioning among rock-dwelling Montenegrina land snails (Gastropoda: Clausiliidae)
Zoltán Fehér
10:40Non-marine snails of Sint Eustatius (Lesser Antilles), surprisingly unknown and diverse
A.J. (Ton) de Winter
11:00Freshwater mollusks communities' Changes in the lower Danube River triggered by human pressure and alien invasive species: case study - the Iron Gates Natural Park
Ioan Sîrbu
11:20Coffee break
Session: Morphology
11:50Co-occurrence and hybridisation of three morphotypes of Arion rufus and A. ater in Eastern Saxony, Germany
Heike Reise
12:10Correlation of shell morphology and color with spatial and environmental variables: the case of subtidal whelks (Buccinum undatum) in a shallow sub-arctic bay
Hildur Magnúsdóttir
12:30Shell variation and reproductive mode in the clausiliid Idyla bicristata
Anna Sulikowska-Drozd
12:50The problem of excessive variation within species: phylogeny and morphometry in cryptic species of Zospeum (Eupulmonata, Ellobioidea, Carychiidae)
Thomas Inäbnit
Session: Miscellaneous Highlights
14:30Improving productivity of bivalve mollusc aquaculture using microencapsulated products
David Willer
14:50Coat for every occasion: periostracum of selected land snails – a preliminary report
Dagmar Říhová
15:10The first records of androgenic hybrid Corbicula lineages in extreme north of Russia
Yulia V. Bespalaya
18:00Conference dinner

List of accepted posters (title, presenting author):
- An overview of recent studies of lymnaeid snails from geothermal habitats of Northern Palearctic. Olga Aksenova
- Species boundaries, geographic distribution and evolutionary history of the Western Palaeartic freshwater mussels Unio (Bivalvia, Unionidae). Rafael Araujo
- Chromosome numbers of families of Georgian terrestrial molluscs (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Nana Bakhtadze, Nino Chakvetadze
- The mysterious origin of Neogastropoda. Sofia Bakayeva
- One species or two? Testing gene flow between the subspecies of Trochulus oreinos (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Hygromiidae). Sonja Bamberger
- Cephalopods Preyed Upon by the Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta, in the Mediterranean. Giambattista Bello
- Current knowledge and problems in Metafruticicola (Gastropoda, Hygromiidae). Lefteris Bitzilekis
- Identification key for swiss molluscs via mobile application software. Estée Bochud
- Molecular Phylogeny of the Land Snail Subfamily Leptaxinae (Gastropoda: Helicoidea: Hygromiidae). Amaia Caro
- The dispersion of Corbicula fluminea (O. F. Müller, 1774) (Mollusca: Corbiculidae) in the Upper Oder River (Southern Poland). Klaudia Cebulska
- The possibility to use invasive species in biological early warning systems. Joanna Chmist
- The influence of human disturbances on the appearance of alien species in a small lowland river. Cieplok A.
- Demographic analyses and population models of the land snail Iberus gualtieranus (Gastropoda: Helicidae) in southern Iberian Peninsula. Luis J. Chueca
- Invasive chinese pond mussel Sinanodonta woodiana impacts physiology and induce cross-resistance of host fish. Karel Douda
- DNA Barcoding of Austrian molluscs. Michael Duda
- A mollusc in the tube instead of the shell: the first investigation of cladobranch sea slug associated with Annelids. Irina Ekimova
- Parasitism of the exotic mudsnail Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843) (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Tateidae) in the Mont-Saint-Michel Bay (France). Claudia Gérard
- Natura 2000 Land Snail Species in Romania: an Overview. Voichița Gheoca
- Conservation and management action plan for the recovery and expansion of Vertigo angustior and V. moulinsiana species in banyoles lake system (NE-Iberian Peninsula). Benjamín Gómez-Moliner
- Alien species in the mollusc communities in selected abiotic types of rivers with different degrees of hydromorphological transformation (Upper Silesia and adjacent areas, Southern Poland). Dariusz Halabowski
- MoFA – the newly founded Society for Molluscan Research in Austria. Elisabeth Haring
- Mollusc bycatch from the Brazilian bottom trawling industrial fishery in the Amazonian continental shelf. Marko Herrmann
- A proposed method for standardization of growth estimations of tropical and subtropical molluscs. Marko Herrmann
- Thyasirid bivalves from Cretaceous and Paleogene cold seeps. Krzysztof Hryniewicz
- Intraspecific diversity in the hyper-diverse rock-dwelling land snail Montenegrina. Katharina Jaksch-Mason
- Phylogeny of widespread Indo-tropical genera highlights the ancient connections between the largest river basins of Indochina. Ekaterina Konopleva
- On the glacial refugia of Czech members of the family Helicidae. Ondřej Korábek
- Establishment of the alien species Dreissena polymorpha Pallas, 1771 in a man-made reservoir undergoing restoration (Pławniowice reservoir, Southern Poland). Mariola Krodkiewska
- Long-term study on the occurrence of invasive and alien mollusc species in the mining subsidence reservoirs of industrial areas impacted by coal mine output (Upper Silesia, Southern Poland). Iga Lewin
- Three protected species of Vertigo in Ireland – losses, gains and the status quo in recent years. Maria P. Long
- Cessation of grazing - the effects on land snail communities in farmed grassland, scrub and woodland habitats in the Burren region in the west of Ireland. Maria P. Long
- Continuous reproduction of Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1824) females: an invasive mussel species in a female-biased population. Anna Maria Łabęcka
- Land Snails of Rhodes, Symi and Chalki islands (SE Aegean). Leonidas Maroulis
- Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843) – protective shield against swimmers’ itch. Marszewska Anna
- Life cycle of Bulgarica cana (Held, 1836). Magdalena Marzec
- Effects of climatic, geographic and evolutionary variables on the global species richness distribution of the family Hydrobiidae s.str. Stimpson, 1865 (Caenogastropoda). Jonathan Miller
- Biodiversity, distribution and conservation of freshwater molluscs of Georgia. Mumladze Levan
- Taxonomy and distribution of the molluscan genus Boreocingula in the Arctic and Subarctic waters (Gastropoda: Rissoidae). Ivan O. Nekhaev
- Culture Methods of Margaritifera margaritifera (L., 1758): Comparison between Plastic Boxes, Aquariums and Buddensiek´s Cages. Ondina Paz
- Shell thickening leading to apical occlusion in gastropods and its implications for paleoclimatology and the interpretion of the fossil record of gastropod diversity. Winfried S. Peters
- Selected food products, as the attractants for the invasive slugs Arion vulgaris and Limax maximus – field and laboratory study. Bartosz Piechowicz
- Different expression pattern of genes encoding VDAC in terrestrial and freshwater gastropods. Joanna Romana Pieńkowska
- Two new species of Aldisa (Gastropoda, Nudibranchia) from southern Mozambique. Marta Pola
- Okenia in the Mediterranean Sea: what are we facing? Marta Pola
- Population dynamics of Xerolenta obvia (Gastropoda: Hygromiidae). Małgorzata Proćków
- Two distinct forms of the hairy snail Trochulus hispidus (Linnaeus, 1758) show great phenotypic plasticity and no barriers in reproduction. Małgorzata Proćków
- How well do you know your snails? Dagmar Říhová
- Freshwater mollusk communities from the Oligocene Lake Nanning (Guangxi, southern China): insights into the evolution of an endemic lake fauna. Simon Schneider
- Issues concerning the monitoring and conservation status assessment of freshwater mollusk species in Romania: an overview. Ioan Sîrbu
- More Evidence for Passive Dispersal of Land Snails via Birds. Jasna Simonová
- The umbonal musculature of the Middle Triassic putative unionids from Poland. Aleksandra Skawina
- The female and male complete mitochondrial genomes of the freshwater mussel Unio tumidus (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Marianna Soroka
- The impact of salinity on the biodiversity of mollusk communities in anthropogenic water bodies in a coal mining region (Upper Silesia, southern Poland). Agnieszka Sowa
- Patterns in the species richness and composition of the snail assemblages in acidic, neutral and alkaline forest ponds. Aneta Spyra
- Sphaerium nitidum Clessin in Westerlund, 1876 (Bivalvia, Sphaeriidae): Genetic Characterization and Micromorphology with Notes on Associated Digeneans. Gražina Stanevičiūtė
- Host specificity in the bivalvia-trematoda system: analyses based on rDNA sequences and phylogeny of European flukes representing Gorgoderidae, Bucephalidae and Allocreadiidae. Virmantas Stunžėnas
- Anomalodesmatan bivalves from the Jurassic of Poland―an ancient group in its prime. Przemysław Sztajner
- Pupilla muscorum densegyrata Ložek, 1954 – a missing link in Pupilla history. Jana Škodová
- EU Life IP project FRESHABIT: Aiming to prevent extinction of the two main remaining Margaritifera margaritifera populations of southern Finland. Jouni Taskinen
- Current distribution of Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea 1834) in Poland. Urbańska Maria
- Testing the enemy release hypothesis on polish and italian populations of mussels. Maria Urbanska
- New arrivals in Greece and Cyprus. Katerina Vardinoyannis
- Impact of non-indigenous macrobenthic species on structural and functional diversity in the Vistula Lagoon (southern Baltic Sea). Jan Warzocha
- Zebra mussel versus quagga: changes in population structure of two non-indigenous dreissenids in the Szczecin Lagoon (River Odra estuary, southern Baltic Sea). Brygida Wawrzyniak-Wydrowska
- Genetic analysis of Deroceras reticulatum (O. F. Müller, 1774) in Poland based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. Kamila S. Zając