« Book » on the work of Erich von Däniken, citizen of Beatenberg

 

Book of Abstracts

 

Preface

 

The growing amount of information available about taxonomy and molecular variability enables the establishing of phylogenetic systematics of Oligochaeta, and the performing of conceptually and methodologically enriched studies on diverse aspects of taxonomy, biodiversity and phylogeography. In spite of numerous studies the relationships rooted in the evolutionary distant past are poorly understood among Oligochaeta.

 

A way to speed up the progress in scientific work and to exchange ideas is to encourage cooperation by bringing together scientists working on similar subjects. This is the basic idea behind the organization of the International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meetings (IOTM). So far, four successful meetings took place. The 1st IOTM was organized by Ana G. Moreno in Madrid, Spain, the 2nd IOTM by Victor V. Pop in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the 3rd IOTM by Tomáš Pavlíċek and Patricia Cardet in Platres, Cyprus, and the 4th IOTM by Tomáš Pavlíċek, Patricia Cardet and Yüksel COŞKUN in Diyarbakır, Turkey. As a tradition, the meetings concentrate mainly, but not exclusively, on earthworms and discuss, apart of taxonomy, also different aspects of the oligochaete biodiversity and new methods of their study. The 5th International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting, taking place in Beatenberg, Switzerland, from April 11 to April 15, 2011, will continue in the best tradition of the previous four meetings.

Choosing to host the 5th IOTM in the Alps has a symbolic meaning. The Alps constitute one of the European hotspots of the origin of earthworm biodiversity. This combined with the traditional Swiss hospitality and the support given to this event are a guarantee of a successful and fruitful meeting.

 

Tomáš Pavlíċek

Convenor of the 5th IOTM

Haifa, April 2, 2011

 


 

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

 

Deadline for the submission of abstracts was January 31, 2011.

 



 ABUKENOVA V.

Comparison of gizzard muscles excitation of life forms in Aporrectodea caliginosa (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae) induced by acetylcholine   []



 AMOSSÉ J.

Impact of earthworms (Dichogaster bolaui) and the input of compost or vermicompost on nutrients leaching and microbes transfer.    [poster]



 BARTZ M.L.C.1, JAMES S.W.2, PASINI A.1, BROWN G.G.3

New Glossoscolex and Fimoscolex from S and SE Brazil   [oral presentation]



 BLAKEMORE R. J.

On opening a Box of Worms...   [oral presentation]



 BLAKEMORE R. J.

Annelid earthworms — Lords of the Ring   [oral presentation]



 BOROS G.

First record of reproduction by fragmentation in the genus Marionina (Oligochaeta: Enchytraeidae)   [poster]



 BOYER S.1, WRATTEN S.D.2, BOWIE M.1

Integrated taxonomy of a new endemic earthworm from New Zealand (Oligochaeta : Ochtochaetidae) with a very restricted distribution   []



 BRIARD C.1, QIU J.P.2, GUERNION M.1, ROUGÉ L.1, BELLIDO A.1, CLUZEAU D.1

Morphology contribution to species distinction and phylogenetic interspecific relationship focusing on Lumbricidae family   [poster]



 BRIARD C.1, QIU J.P.2, GUERNION M.1, ROUGÉ L.1, CLUZEAU D.1

Is the Nicodrilus genus (Bouché, 1972) really one genus? Phylogenetic study based on morphological and molecular characters of some Aporrectodea and Allolobophora species (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae)   [oral presentation]



 BROWN G.G.1, JAMES S.W.2, BARTZ M.L.C.3, BARETTA D.4, PEREIRA J.M.5, CARDOSO E.J.B.N.5, SILVA E.6, LIMA O.G.7

Earthworm diversity in Araucaria angustifolia forests in S and SE Brazil    [poster]



 BROWN G.G.1 and JAMES S.W.2

Earthworm biodiversity in Brazil: Current status and future perspectives   [oral presentation]



 BROWN G.G.1, FEIJOO A.2, CALLAHAM M.A. Jr.3

Impacts of the Latin American Meetings on Oligochaete Ecology and Taxonomy (ELAETAO) on earthworm and enchytraeid research in Latin America   [oral presentation]



 CHANABUN R.1, BANTAOWONG U.1, TONGKERD P.1, PRASANKOK P.2, SUTCHARIT C.1, JAMES S.W.3 and PANHA S.1

The first record of the semi-aquatic earthworm Glyphidrilus Horst, 1889 from the Mekong River   [poster]



 CHANG C.-H.1, CHIH W.-J.2, SHEN H.-P.3, SZLAVECZ K.1, CHEN I-H.2, CHUANG S.-C.2, CHEN J.-H.2

Earthworm taxonomy needs DNA barcoding, or vice versa?   [oral presentation]



 COŞKUN Y.1, PAVLÍČEK T.2and CSUZDI Cs.3

Biodiversity of earthworms in the Diyarbakır region (Upper Mesopotamia), Eastern Turkey   []



 CUENDET G.

Colonization of Alpine soils by the earthworm Nicodrilus nocturnus: a problem for the agriculture   [oral presentation and poster]



 DOMÍNGUEZ J.

Phylogenetic assessment of the family Lumbricidae based on morphological characters and mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences.   []



 DOMÍNGUEZ J.

Phylogenetic assessment of the genus Postandrilus based on morphological characters and mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences.   []



 EZZATPANAH S., LATIF R. and MALEK M.

Species richness and zoogeographic affinities of earthworms in Iran   [poster]



 FOURNIER B.1,2,3, SAMARITANI E.1,2, SHRESTHA J.2, LE BAYON R.-C.1 and MITCHELL E. A.D.1,2,3

Community ecology of earthworms in a restored floodplain and potential as bioindicators of river restoration   [oral presentation]



 GHAYOUMI, R.1, LATIF, R.2

First recorded earthworms from the Mouteh Wildlife Refuge, Iran   [poster]



 GLASSTETTER M.

Lumbricids of Swiss urban habitats   [oral presentation]



 GOBI M. and GUNASEKARAN P.

Heavy metal induced metabolomic and genotoxic changes in earthworm Eisenia fetida   []



 GOBI M. and GUNASEKARAN P.

Extended distribution range of Glyphidrilus annandalei in Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger reserve, Tamilnadu and its molecular phylogeny   []



 GRAEFE U., BEYLICH A.

First record of the aquatic earthworm Sparganophilus tamesis Benham, 1892 (Clitellata, Sparganophilidae) in Germany    [poster]



 HADID Y. and PAVLÍČEK T.

Time estimation of branching events on phylogenetic trees in earthworms   [oral presentation]



 HAVLICEK E.

Do really politicians need earthworms?   [oral presentation]



 JAMES S.1 and CHANG C.-H.2

A molecular analysis of diversity within the Pheretima darnleiensis species group   [oral presentation]



 JAMES S.1, ERSEUS Ch.2, PORCO D.3 and DECAËNS Th.3

Cryptic diversity and the taxonomy of Savigny's earthworms   [oral presentation]



 KAYGORODOVA I.

New Enchytraeidae species from East Siberia (Russia)    []



 KAYGORODOVA I.

Molecular phylogeny in Systematics of Oligochaeta: Pros and Cons.   []



 KAYGORODOVA I.

Demographic history of Baikal oligochaete populations   []



 MAITY S. and CHAUDHURY S.

Defence against fly ash induced antioxidant stresses in earthworm Lampito mauritii   []



 MEZHZHERIN S.V.1, GARBAR A.2, KOTSYUBA I.Y.2, VLASENKO R.P.2

The hypervariability in parthenogenetic species of earthworms (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae)   []



 MOREIRA N.1, BULLINGER-WEBER G.2, GUENAT C.3, LE BAYON R.C.4

Earthworm communities as an indicator of river restoration success, the case of Emme river (canton Bern, Switzerland)   [poster]



 OMODEO O., ROTA E.

Problems concerning the taxonomy of the genera Allolobophora, Aporrectodea and Microeophila   []



 OUAHRANI G.1, GHERIBI-AOULMI Z.2, BELMOULAY, N.1, BOUAFIA, N.1

Demo-ecology of earthworms inhabiting natural habitats in the Mazouzi Lakhdar olive farm in the region of Redjas, wilaya of Mila, Eastern Algeria.    []



 PANHA S.1, CHANABUN R.1, BANTAOWONG U.1, TONGKERD P.1, PRASANKOK P.2 and SUTCHARIT C.1

Aspects of the biology of the semi-aquatic earthworms in the genus Glyphidrilus Horst, 1889    [oral presentation]



 PAVLÍČEK T.1 and CSUZDI Cs.2

Biodiversity of earthworms in French Guiana   [oral presentation]



 PLISKO J.D.

Notes on systematic status of the family Microchaetidae   [oral presentation]



 POP V.V.1, POP A.A.2 and CSUZDI Cs.3

An annotated check list of the Romanian earthworm fauna (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae)   [oral presentation]



 SAHIN C.1, GUENAT C.2, BULLINGER-WEBER G.3, LE BAYON R.C.4

Earthworm communities, an indicator of alluvial dynamics in a near floodplain, the Rhine river (canton Graubünden, Switzerland)   [poster]



 SHASHKOV M. P.

Database on earthworms distribution range   [poster]



 SHEN H.-P.1, 2, TSAI C.-F.2, FANG Y.-P.3, CHEN J.-H.1

Parthenogenesis, polyploidy and reproductive seasonality in the Taiwanese mountain earthworm Amynthas catenus Tsai et al., 2001 (Oligochaeta, Megascolecidae)    [oral presentation]



 SHERLOCK E.

Taxonomic reorganisation, cataloguing and historical study of the Oligochaeta collections at the Natural History Museum London   [oral presentation]



 SHWETA Y.

Microbiomic comparison of the intestine among the epigeic and anecic earthworm species   [oral presentation]



 SINGH S.M. and PRAKASH O.

Species richness of earthworms in grasslands of western Uttar Pradesh, India   [oral presentation]



 SOLOMOU A.1, SFOUGARIS A.1 and VAVOULIDOU E.2

The effects of farming practices on earthworm dynamics in olive groves of central Greece   [poster]



 SZEDERJESI T.1, FELFÖLDI T.2, CSUZDI Cs.3

Eisenia lucens (Waga, 1857) and Eisenia spelaea (Rosa, 1901): are they really different species?   [oral presentation]



 TIMM T.

Life forms in Oligochaeta   [oral presentation]



 TRIPATHI G., PANWAR K.R.

Population dynamics and biotic interaction of earthworms in arid pedo-ecosystem   []



 TRIPATHI G., PANWAR K.R.

Earthworm fauna of Indian Thar Desert   []



 ZHAO Q.1.2, SUN J.1, JIANG J.1, GUERNION M.2, CLUZEAU D.2, QIU J.P.1

Can Hainan earthworms provide the evidence of continental drift? Phylogenetic study on earthworms in Hainan Island based on the morphological characters    [oral presentation]

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