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Castro do Pópulo, Igreja Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte

 

 

Book of Abstracts

 


 

Preface

 

"Earthworm taxonomy is in a state of unequal chaos" (Briones et al. 2009 – referring to Lumbricidae). Some earthworm taxonomists might disagree with this statement. However, the lack of consensus on this and other points is another facet of the current crisis, of which Gates warned as early as 1959. A long-lasting solution to the current "chaos" would be the integration of earthworm taxonomy with genetics and evolution (Ferrier 2012). Bringing together Oligochaetae taxonomists with specialists in other scientific fields allows to measure, on one the hand, how earthworm taxonomy is supported by new and classical approaches such as genomics, ecology and cytology, and, on the other hand, how earthworm taxonomy contributes to the development of these research fields. This is a basic idea behind the organization of the 6th International Oligochaetae Taxonomy Meeting (IOTM), which takes place in Palmeira de Faro, Portugal, from April 22 to April 25, 2013.

So far, five successful meetings took place: the 1st IOTM organized by Ana G. Moreno in Madrid, Spain and the 2nd IOTM by Victor V. Pop in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the last three meetings organized Tomáš Pavlíček and Patricia Cardet, the 3rd IOTM in Platres, Cyprus, the 4th IOTM in Diyarbakır, Turkey, and the 5th IOTM in Beatenberg, Switzerland.

Choosing to host the 6th IOTM in Palmeira de Faro promises not only to facilitate progress in earthworm taxonomy, but also to bring to attention new discoveries in basic and applied aspects centered in earthworm taxonomy, evolutionary ecology and phylogenetics.

Tomáš Pavlíček
Convenor of the 6th IOTM

Haifa, March 25, 2013

References:
Briones MJI, Morán P, Posada D. 2009. Are the sexual, somatic and genetic characters enough to solve nomenclatural problems in lumbricid taxonomy? Soil Biology and Biochemistry 41: 2257–2271.
Ferrier DEK. 2012. Evolutionary crossroads in developmental biology: annelids. Development (Cambridge, England) 139: 2643–2653.
Gates GE. 1959. On a taxonomic puzzle and the classification of the earthworms. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 121: 229–261.

 



 

The abstracts are listed in alphabetical order according to the name of their first author.

 

Deadline for the submission of abstracts is March 20, 2013.

 



 ABUKENOVA Veronika S., AYTKULOV Aydar

Earthworms in pedobiont structure of successional black alder forests in Kazakh uplands   []



 ABUKENOVA Veronika S., KOVALENKO Olga L.

Contractive activity of smooth muscles in two life forms of Eisenia nordenskioldi (Oligochaetae, Lumbricidae)   []



 AJAY N. and SINGH S. M.

Metaphire posthuma – a more beneficial endogeic earthworm to the soil health than Eutyphoeus waltoni – a gut microflora study   [oral presentation]



 ALMEIDA M. Teresa M.

Soil nematodes and annelids – invertebrates not just worms and how different/ how similar. A challenge in Zoology teaching at undergraduate courses   [poster]



 ÁLVAREZ-OTERO R., BARJA-FERNÁNDEZ S., BRIONES M. J. I.

Could the histology of the earthworm body wall become a useful identification character in earthworm identification?   [oral presentation]



 BAHA Mounia

Oligochaetes inhabiting the forests of northern Algeria   []



 BARJA-FERNÁNDEZ S., ÁLVAREZ-OTERO R., BRIONES M. J. I.

Earthworm lectin histochemistry: a new species specific character revealing individual chemical defenses   [poster]



 BARTZ M. L. C.

Earthworm species richness in Central-Southern Brazil   [oral presentation]



 BARTZ Marie L. C. Bartz**1, JAMES Samuel W. 2, STEFFEN Gerusa P. K. 3, ANTONIOLLI Zaidai3, BROWN George G. 4

New species of Glossoscolex (Clitellata: Glossoscolecidae) from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil*   []



 BARTZ Marie L. C.**1, JAMES Samuel W.2, BROWN George G.3, BARETTA Dilmar1

Earthworm species in Santa Catarina State, Brazil*   []



 BARTZ Marie L. C.**1, JAMES Samuel W.2, BROWN George G.3, BARETTA Dilmar1, CERRI Carlos C. 4, CERRI Carlos E. 5

Impact of land use changes for ethanol production derived from sugarcane on earthworm species richness in Central-Southern Brazil*   []



 BARTZ Marie L. C.**1, JAMES Samuel W.2, BROWN George G.3, ROCHA Edpool1, TESTA Manuela1, BARETTA Dilmar1

Earthworm species richness under no-tillage systems in Santa Catarina, Brazil*   []



 BLAKEMORE Robert J.

Megadrile families of the World again reviewed (Oligochaeta: Megadrilacea)    []



 BLAKEMORE Robert J.

Surveys of Korean Peninsula worms compared to the rest of Asia   []



 BLAKEMORE ROBERT J.

Another worm bites the dust
– On an extinct New Zealand earthworm with conservation status of other taxa reviewed
   []



 BROWN G.G., SCHNELL-SCHÜHLI G., JAMES S.W., BARTZ M.L.C., BARETTA D, LOCATELLI M., DECAËNS T., BUSCH E., STEFFEN G.P.K., ANTONIOLLI Z.I.

Barcoding facilitates Brazilian earthworm taxonomy   []



 BROWN George G., FEIJOO Alexander, NIVA Cintia C., SCHMELZ Rüdiger M., JAMES Samuel W., BARTZ Marie L.C.

Advances in terrestrial oligochaete research with a special focus on Brazil   [oral presentation]



 CARDOSO Guilherme Borges Xarão, NADOLNY Herlon, TEDESCHI Victor, FEIJOO Alexander, JAMES Samuel W., BROWN George G.

Earthworm populations in an altitudinal gradient (1000-1850 m) of the Coastal Atlantic Rainforest, Brazil   [poster]



 CERVANTES Gabriela, FRAGOSO Carlos, ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS Alejandro, JAMES Samuel W.

Assessing the evolution of morphological characters in Mexican acanthodriline earthworms   [poster]



 CHANABUN Ratmanee1,2, SUTCHARIT Chirasak1, JAMES Samuel3 and PANHA Somsak1

What are the good characters? Genus Glyphidrilus Horst, 1889 as an example   [poster]



 da FONSECA Priscila M., ZAGATTO Maurício, BUSCH Eliza, FEIJOO Alexander, BROWN George G.

Earthworm populations in native forests with Araucaria angustifolia, Araucaria and Pine plantations in Brazil   [poster]



 DECAËNS T.1, JAMES S. W.2, BROWN G. G.3, CHASSANY V.4, DUPONT L.5, LAPIED M.6, ROUGERIE R.1, ROY V.5, PORCO D.1

DNA barcoding reveals unexpected earthworm community patterns in the Nouragues reserve in French Guiana   [oral presentation]



 DECAËNS T.1, PORCO D.1, ANDEIME EYENE M.2, BAYENDI S.2, LEPENGUE N.3, MAVOUNGOU J.3,4, MOUSSAVOU G.3,5, OSLISLY R.6, OSZWALD J.7, ROUGERIE R.1, SEBAG D.8, JAMES S.W.9

Exploring earthworm diversity in Gabonese ecosystem through DNA barcoding   [poster]



 EL-HADEF EL-OKKI Mohamed1,3, SAHLI L.2,3 and RACHED O.2,3

Checklist of earthworms occurring in border soils of wadi Kebir-Rhumel (northeast Algeria)   [poster]



 FRAGOSO Carlos and DURÁN Sergio

A remarkable acanthodrilide Diplocardia species from west Mexico   []



 GISKA Iwona

Genetic structure and mtDNA diversity of Lumbricus rubellus populations from metal contaminated sites   [poster]



 GLASSTETTER Michèle

Biodiversity of Lumbricids in the landscapes of the "Regio TriRhena": a synthesis   [oral presentation and poster]



 HUERTA Esperanza, GASPAR-GENICO Jose Angel, JARQUIN Aaron

Biodiversity of Oligochaeta under traditional banana plantations in Tabasco, Mexico   [oral presentation]



 JIANG J., SUN J., ZHAO Q., QIU J.

Factor correspondence analysis and phylogenetic analysis of earthworms of the morrisi-group from China   [oral presentation]



 LAGO M. C. F., BARREAL M. E., GALLEGO P. P., BRIONES M. J. I.

Oligochaeta biodiversity and agricultural management   [poster]



 LEHMITZ Ricarda1, RÖMBKE Jörg2, GRAEFE Ulfert3, BEYLICH Anneke3, KRÜCK Stefanie4

A preliminary Checklist of earthworms (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae) from Germany   [poster]



 LOCATELLI M.1, JAMES S.W. .2, BROWN G.G. 3, BARRETA D. 1, BARTZ M.L.C. 1 and FORBES A. 2

AFLP markers and DNA barcodes indicate diverse cryptic species lineages within Urobenus brasiliensis (Clitellata: Rhinodrilidae)   [oral presentation]



 MASCHIO Wagner, BROWN George G.

Earthworm populations in Eucalyptus plantations at Embrapa Forestry   [poster]



 MIRMONSEF H., MALEK M., LATIF R.

Diversity and habitat preference of earthworms from Central Elburz Mountain, Iran   [oral presentation and poster]



 MIRMONSEF H., MALEK M., LATIF R.

Comparison of two populations of Dendrobaena veneta (Rosa, 1886) from Tehran Province    [poster]



 NATAL-DA-LUZ Tiago1, OGEDA Gerardo1, MIRANDA Fernado2, COSTA Manuela2, LOPES Zulmira2, PRATAS João3, LANNO Roman P.4, van GESTEL C.A.M.5, SOUSA José Paulo1

Long-term changes in metals availability of sludge-amended and metal-spiked soils under field conditions. The influence of earthworm activity   [oral presentation]



 NEXLE Thembeka

Comments on some classification characters in some species accredited to the genus Tritogenia Kinberg, 1867   [oral presentation]



 NIVA Cintia C., SCHMELZ Rüdiger M., BROWN George G.

Using native enchytraeid species for soil-ecotoxicological tests in Brazil   [poster]



 NIVA Cintia Carla, CÉZAR Raul M., da FONSECA Priscila M., ZAGATTO Maurício R., OLIVEIRA Elma, CLASEN Lina V., BROWN George G.

Enchytraeid abundance in mixed Araucaria forest determined using four methods (cold and hot extraction, handsorting, formol application)   [poster]



 NIVA Cintia Carla, CARDOSO Guilherme Borges Xarão, ZAGATTO Maurício, da FONSECA Priscila M., SCHMELZ Rüdiger M., BROWN George Gardner

Enchytraeidae of the Caratuva mountain summit in the Coastal range of the Atlantic Forest of Paraná   [poster]



 PANHA Somsak, CHANABUN Ratmanee, TONGKERD Piyoros and SUTCHARIT Chirasak

Biological survey of the semi-aquatic earthworm genus Glyphidrilus Horst, 1889 and their roles in paddy systems in Thailand   [oral presentation]



 PANWAR Kesu Ram1 and TRIPATHI Ghanshyam2

Studies on composting of cumin straw plus cowdung using Eisenia fetida and Perionyx sansibaricus   [oral presentation]



 PASCOAL Cláudia

Biodiversity and global change: implications for ecosystem functioning   [oral presentation]



 PAVLÍČEK Tomáš1, HADID Yarin1,2, COHEN Tova1, SNIR Sagi1, PEARLSON Oren3,4, MISIRLIOĞLU Mete5 and CSUZDI Csaba6

Why are difficulties so numerous in earthworm taxonomy and in the reconstruction of their phylogeny?   [oral presentation]



 PETROCHENKO K., KUROVSKIY A. and BABENKO A.

Ionic homeostasis of tissues of Eisenia fetida cultivated on substrates of various characters and of different chemical composition    [oral presentation]



 PLISKO Jadwiga Danuta

Re-description of Tritogenia zuluensis (Beddard, 1907) with pointing on the importance of safeguarding the type material (Oligochaeta: Microchaetidae)   [oral presentation]



 RAZAFINDRAKOTO M.1, CSUZDI Cs.2, BLANCHART E.3,

Present knowledge of the monogeneric family Kynotidae (Annelida; Oligochaeta)   []



 ROŻEN Anna Maria, BREWKA Agnieszka, MAC Katarzyna

Stoichiometric relations in Dendrobaena veneta - impact of culture medium   [oral presentation]



 SCHLAGHAMERSKÝ Jiří

The terrestrial enchytraeid fauna of North America, an underexplored continent    [oral presentation]



 SCHMELZ Rüdiger M.

Holy worms and earth's entrails: two foundation myths of earthworm ecology   [poster]



 SCHMELZ Rüdiger M.1,2, COLLADO Rut1, PORCO David3, VIERA Joaquín4, RÖMBKE Jörg1

DNA sequences in Enchytraeidae taxonomy, a progress report   [oral presentation]



 SCHMELZ Rüdiger M.1, RÖMBKE, Jörg1, COLLADO Rut.2

Enchytraeid taxonomy hitch-hiking on big applied projects: The EcoFINDERS experience   [oral presentation]



 SHASHKOV Maxim

Earthworms (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae) population dynamics of old-growth and new-growth broad-leaved forests of the north-west of the central Russian upland    [oral presentation and poster]



 SHEN H.-P.1, CHANG C.-H.2

Reproductive organ degeneration among native Taiwanese Amynthas earthworms (Oligochaeta, Megascolecidae) – limitations of species groups of the Pheretima complex defined by Sims and Easton (1972)   [oral presentation]



 SHERLOCK Emma, LIVERMORE Laurence, SCOTT Ben

Earthworm collections of the world   [poster]



 SHWETA Y.

Biotransformation of ZnO nanoparticles by earthworm Eisenia foetida Savigny    [oral presentation]



 SUN Jing1, JIANG Jibao1, JAMES Samuel W. 2, QIU Jiangping1

Amynthas species investigation from South China and phylogenetic analysis   [oral presentation]



 ZENKOVA Irina V.1, RAPOPORT Irina B.2

Diversity and high-altitude distribution of earthworms in Hibiny mountains (Murmansk region)   []

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