Continental molluscs facing environmental changes
Quentin Wackenheim, (Sorbonne University, France)
Salome Granai, (GéoArchPal, GéoArchÉon, France)
Lucie Jurickova (Charles University Prague, Czech Republic),
Ondrej Korabek (Charles University Prague, Czech Republic)
Key-note speaker :
Nicole Limondin-Lozouet, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, Physical Geography Laboratory, France
"Palaeobiodiversity and distribution of Quaternary European continental snails in response to climatic cyclicity"
Over the last million years, continental molluscs survived major climate and environmental changes. Palaeomalacological studies provide valuable insight to understand their modern distribution and ecology. Today, anthropogenic activities and the rapid ongoing climate changes influence the diversity and population dynamics of molluscs and their habitats. This symposium aims to discuss the response of molluscs to these impacts from the past to the present, from the million years to the year, from the biome to the micro-habitat.
• Ecological tolerance to changes in habitat
• Past distribution vs. Modern distribution
• Population and species association changes
• Long-term or short-term variations
• The priority effect in malacology
Copyright by Quentin Wackenheim