The symposium was a great success !

05/03/2017 19:46

International Symposium on Evolutionary Biology of Parasitic and Symbiotic Relationships between Molluscs and Crustaceans

The sympsium was held on 15 April 2017 at Hotel "Sea-more" in Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan. This was a joint symposium by Malacological Society of Japan and Carcinological Society of Japan and hosted by Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Kyoto University.  It was attended by more than 150 people, a great success!

Prof.  Andrew Jeffs from New Zealand.   

Oliver Trottier and Andrew Jeffs (Institute of Marine Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand): 

The Dangerous Mating Game of the New Zealand Pea Crab.

Ryutaro Goto (Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Kyoto University)  

Living Together with Crustaceans: Evolution and Adaptation of Symbiotic Mollusks. 

(Formerly, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, USA)

Emiliano H. Ocampo (Institute of Marine and Coastal Research, University of Mar del Plata, Argentina).  

Crustaceans as Inhabitants of Molluscan Hosts: from Commensal Guests to Body-Snatchers. 

Gyo Itani (Graduate School of Kuroshio Science, Kochi University) 

Parasitic Ecology of Peregrinamor ohshimai Associated with Upogebiid Shrimps

J. Antonio Baeza (Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA).  

The Private Sex Life of Crustaceans Symbiotic with Molluscs: Model Systems in Behavioural Ecology. 

Noriko Yasuoka and Yoichi Yusa (Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Nara Women's University, Japan). 

Effects of a Crustacean Parasite and a Hyperparasite on the Oyster Saccostrea kegaki

Tetsuya Watanabe (Curator, Nishinomiya Shell Museum, Japan) and Yasuhisa Henmi (Aitsu Marine Biological Station, Kumamoto University, Japan). Life History of the Commensal Pea Crab Arcotheres sp. Living in the Bivalve Barbatia virescens

Right: Kenji Okoshi, President, Malacological Society of Japan.

Symposium speakers (from right to left): 

Antonio Baeza, Tetsuya Watanabe, Noriko Yasuoka, Andrew Jeffs, Ryutaro Goto, Gyo Itani, Emiliano H. Ocampo

Left: Akira Asakura, President, Carcinological Society of Japan 

Left: Kenji Okoshi (President, Malacological Society of Japan).   Middle: Takashi Okutani (Honorary President, Malacological Society of Japan).  Right: Akira Asakura (President, Carcinological Society of Japan)

Special thanks;

   Tomoyuki Nakano and the Graduate Course students of Seto Marine Biological Laboratory (Ryo Nakayama, Takeru Nakamachi, Akihiro Yoshikawa, Yumiko Togawa, Shunsuke Inoue, Yosuke Okumura, Yuta Kusama).

  Photos by Mariko Kawamura (SMBL) and Kenji Okoshi