• Björn Stelbrink (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany)
• Kostas Triantis (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
• Christian Albrecht (Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany)
Thomas A. Neubauer (Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany)
Diarmaid O'Foighil (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, USA)
In this symposium, we want to bring together malacologists that are interested in both extant and extinct faunas of insular ecosystems. This may not only include true islands and archipelagos but also crater and long-lived lakes, mountain tops (“islands in the sky”), caves and others. We invite contributions from a broad spectrum of topics including biodiversity and conservation, shell morphology and evolution, invasive species as well as phylogenetic and biogeographical reconstructions.