Molluscan colour and vision symposium
Event type: Symposium
Location: Flett Theatre
Subject: Life sciences, evolution
Speaker details: see list of invited speakers below
Date: 27 April 2017Time: 10.30-19.00
In this symposium speakers will cover a range of topics that highlight the extraordinary nature of colour and vision in molluscs.
Many Mollusca species are brightly coloured and patterned and yet nearly all molluscs are thought to be colour blind.
Despite their limitations with colour vision, molluscs showcase a myriad of different eye types, many of which are unique in the animal kingdom.
The phylum Mollusca is highly speciose and is the largest phylum in the marine realm.
The Natural History Museum and the Malacological Society of London are hosting the symposium.
- Daniel Speiser, University of South Carolina
- Sönke Johnsen, Duke University
- Jakob Vinther, University of Bristol
- Lauren Sumner-Rooney, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
- Nick Roberts, Bristol University
- Trevor Wardill, University of Cambridge
- Angus Davison, University of Nottingham
- Alexander Arkhipkin, Falkland Islands Fisheries Department
- Marcel Koken, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
- Julia Sigwart, Queen's University Belfast, Marine Laboratory
- Suzanne Williams, Natural History Museum