Limpets 2020 is a joint meeting of the Malacological Society of London and the Marine Biological Association, sponsored by the University of Plymouth Marine Institute.
In 1920 J H Orton of the MBA published two important papers, one examining the importance of sea temperature on the breeding and distribution of marine animals, and the second on sex change in limpets.
To mark the centenary of this work, Orton’s contribution to marine biology in general and limpets in particular, as well his legacy, the MBA and the Malacological Society of London are pleased to announce Limpets 2020. The aim of this meeting is to provide a forum for the discussion of recent findings on all aspects of the biology of limpets. Presentations of research in which limpets have been used as model animals in evolutionary, adaptational (morphology, physiology, reproductive biology, behaviour), ecological and environmental impact studies are especially encouraged. There will also be a general session in which papers on any aspect of molluscan or marine biology are welcome.
Full details (including programme and ticket information) are on the Eventbrite webpage. Note: there is a maximum capacity of 80 delegates with tickets available on a first come, first served basis.
- Professor Steve Hawkins and Mrs Hannah Parry-Wilson, MBA and University of Southampton
- Professor Alan Hodgson, Rhodes University, South Africa
- Dr Louise Firth, University of Plymouth
- Dr Phillip Fenberg, University of Southampton