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Limpets 2020: Biology of Limpets: evolution, adaptation, ecology and environmental impacts

(Joint Meeting of the Malacological Society of London and the Marine Biological Association UK)

17th to 19th March 2020




Meeting Organisers

Professor Steve Hawkins (Plymouth MBA & University of Southampton, UK), Professor Alan Hodgson (Rhodes University, South Africa), Dr Louise Firth (University of Plymouth, UK), Dr Phillip Fenberg (University of Southampton, UK), Mrs Hannah Parry-Wilson (MBA & University of Southampton, UK)

In 1920 JH Orton 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, we 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.

NOTE: Meeting Capacity – 80 delegates on a “first come first served” basis.


Registration Fees

Registration includes: tea/coffee upon arrival, refreshment breaks, poster reception (day 1), lunch (day 2 & 3), late afternoon Devon cream tea on day 3

Early-Bird rates (until November 1st 2019)

  • Members of MBA, Malacological Society, Students: £80 or £45 (without conference dinner on day 2)
  • Non-members: £90 or £55 (without conference dinner on day 2)

Standard rates (after November 1st 2019)

  • Members of MBA, Malacological Society, Students: £90 or £55 (without conference dinner on day 2)
  • Non-members: £100 or £65 (without conference dinner on day 2)


Conference Dinner

The three course conference dinner will be held at the Marine Biological Association Laboratory at Citadel Hill, overlooking Plymouth Sound. Additional places can be purchased for guests during the online registration process - please include the dietary requirements of any guests in your own booking. Or by emailing the organiser in advance.


Deadline dates

*** Update: deadline for abstract submissions has been put back to 1st November ***

  • Abstract or Title of Presentation Submission – 1st November 2019 (previously 1st September)
  • Early Bird Registration ends – 1st November 2019
  • Registration closes - J31st anuary 2020 or when full


Student Travel Grants

The Malacological Society of London have a limited number of travel grants available to students presenting at the meeting.

For applications go here

MBA Student Members attending will be eligible to apply for a bursary to assist with registration cost and travel. There are three application rounds per year, full details shown under Student Travel Bursaries.

For applications go here


Provisional Programme

Day 1

  • 12.30 – 13.30 Arrival & Registration, tea/coffee
  • 13.30 – 15.30 Welcome, Keynote Paper (General Open Session ("Orton and his legacy - molluscan and marine biological talks on any aspect that would have interested Orton")
  • 15.30 – 16.00 Tea/Coffee
  • 16.00 – 17.00 AGM of Malacological Society of London
  • 16.00 – 17.00 Poster Session
  • 17.00 – 18.00 Open Session
  • 18.00 – 18.30 Keynote Paper
  • Evening Free to explore Barbican pubs and restaurants.

Day 2

  • 09.30 – 10.00 Keynote Paper
  • 10.00 – 11.00 Limpet Session 1
  • 11.00 – 11.30 Tea/Coffee
  • 11.30 – 13.00 Limpet Session 2
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 – 15.30 Limpet Session 3
  • 15.30 – 16.00 Tea/Coffee
  • 16.00 – 17.30 Limpet Session 4
  • 17.30 – 18.00 Keynote Paper
  • 18.00 – 18.30 Posters
  • 19.00 for 19.30 Conference Dinner at MBA

Day 3

  • 09.30 – 10.00 Keynote Paper
  • 10.00 – 11.00 Limpet Session 5
  • 11.00 – 11.30 Tea/Coffee
  • 11.30 – 13.00 Limpet Session 6
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 – 15.30 Limpet Session 7
  • 15.30 – 16.00 Keynote Paper
  • 16.00 – 16.10 Concluding Remarks
  • 16.10 – Devon Cream Tea & Conference Ends
  • Delegates return home or meet informally in the evening

Contributed Spoken Papers – 15 minutes are currently allocated, speakers should allow at least 3 minutes for questions.

Poster Papers – Posters should be A0 in size and portrait orientation.


Accommodation

Delegates should make their own accommodation arrangements as there are many Hotels and Bed & Breakfast establishments in the city that are within walking distance of the MBA. Special rates are available to delegates at some, if visiting the MBA is mentioned at time of booking.

A list of recommended accommodation providers can be found here.


Transportation

If overseas delegates do not wish to drive to Plymouth (about 3.5 hrs), those flying into Heathrow airport can reach Plymouth either by bus (e.g. National Express, journey time = about 4hrs 15 minutes) or GWR train (about 4 hrs via Heathrow Express to Paddington or Railair Bus to Reading). Bristol Airport has links by bus (direct Falcon bus) and train (via Bristol Templemeads) to Plymouth. There will be no parking available at the MBA except for disabled access. There are smaller regional airports at Newquay or Exeter. Gatwick is best avoided, but there is a train from Gatwick to Reading for connections to Plymouth on GWR.

Please note that parking at the venue is strictly limited and must be reserved in advance by emailing: reception@mba.ac.uk. There are a number of car parks in the city centre within walking distance of the venue. these nearest is here: https://goo.gl/maps/5C7GSE1yB922


Abstract Submission - Deadline: 1st November 2019 (previously 1st September)

*** Update: deadline for abstract submissions has been put back to 1st November ***

Abstracts should be submitted by email to Alan Hodgson (a.hodgson@ru.ac.za) as an MS Word document. When submitting the abstract please indicate whether you would like to present as a spoken paper or poster paper.

NB: please also indicate whether you would prefer your presentation to be in one of the “Open” sessions on Day 1, or in the “Limpet” sessions (Days 2 and 3).

Abstracts should be about 150 words in length (excluding title, author name(s) & affiliation(s)) and in 12 point Times New Roman font. Format abstracts as follows:-

Title (in bold, left justified)

Author(s) name(s) (first name and surname i.e. James Orton, Alan Southward & James Dodd) (in bold, left justified. Where more than one author use an asterisk (*) to indicate presenting author)

Affiliations (in italics)

Body of Abstract (about 150 words, left justify only, do not use paragraphs)

Papers from the meeting will not be published in a special issue but delegates are encouraged to submit their work to either Journal of Molluscan Studies or the Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK.


Meeting sponsor

University of Plymouth Marine Institute


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