Molluscan Research

Volume 34, Issue 4, 2014

Egg capsules and larval development of Nassarius burchardi( and Nassarius jonasii and comparisons with other Nassariidae

Molecular phylogeny and systematics of Australian 'Iravadiidae'

Revision of the genus Thetidos in the Indo-Pacific with descriptions of three new species

The density of empty shells, not habitat cover or quality, predicts the density of live Rhagada snails

Significance of new records of Tidacna squamosa in teh Tuomotu and Gambier Archipelagos


Issue 150, April 2014

Integrating cell biology and climate change: can oysters adapt to ocean acidification?

Notes on the Truncatelloidea in Australia

Evolution, gene expression and enzymatic production of Tyrian purple

Between a rock and a hard place: habitat variation drives speciation in an island snail.

MSA member profile: Thora Whitehead.

Investigating the diversity and distribution of apple snails (Ampullariidae) of the Malay peninsula .


Latest News

Change to MSA Council

At the 2014 Annual General Meeting in December, we welcomed Matt Nimbs as our new Membership Secretary and Lisa Kirkendale as our councillor for WA.

We also said goodbye to Kathleen Hayes and Jonathan Parkyn andt hank them very much for their service to the Society. Best of luck to you both!

Forthcoming Conference

2015, Coffs Harbour, NSW.

Mollusc Research Grants 2014 Winners Announced As usual, the 2014 Molluscan Research Grants were extremely competitive with a number of very high standard applications. The project proposals encompassed a diverse range of molluscan research, including responses to climate change. ecology, taxonomy, fisheries management and conservation. The grant selection committee decided to award $1500 to the two equal top ranked projects, as follows:

Priscila Goncalves, Macquarie University, was awarded a general Molluscan Research Grant for her very innovative project on “Understanding climate change impacts on oysters” (Molluscan Research Grant)

Jonathan Parkyn, Southern Cross University, was awarded the Molluscan Taxonomy Grant for his highly significant research into “The systematics of the speciose landsnail genus Gyrocochlea (Mollusca: Charopidae)”.

Congratulations to these dedicated early career malacologists .We look forward to hearing a project summary from the successful applicants in future issues of the MSA Newsletter.