On Friday september 28th of 2018, the Paleobiologische Kring of the KNGMG organises an international symposium ‘Crustacea through Time’, in collaboration with the Oertijdmuseum in Boxtel (NL).
Between 10.30 am and 5.00 pm, there will be a diverse program of seven (English) popular-scientific lectures by renowned scientists, and a guided tour through the exhibition and collection of the museum. The address of this venue is Bosscheweg 80, Boxtel, in the Netherlands. During this symposium, the evolutionairy history and paleobiology of the crustaceans will be discussed, with the focus on unique fossil specimens of, among others, crabs, hermit crabs, shrimps, mantis shrimps, and barnacles.
Registration for this symposium, through our online registration form is mandatory. Registration costs are EUR 12.50 for students and members of the Paleobiologische Kring, and EUR 17.50 for non-members. Included in this price is coffee/tea, a lunch, a drink and, above all, a full day of fossil crustaceans!
10:00 Welcome and coffee
10:30 Introduction Paleobiologische Kring
10:45 Dr. René Fraaije (Oertijdmuseum Boxtel, NL)
11:30 Barry van Bakel (Oertijdmuseum Boxtel, NL)
“True crabs (Brachyura): Macroevolution driven by ecology and competition”
12:00 Lunch and guided tours through the exhibitions and crustacea collections of the Oertijdmuseum
13:30 Dr. John Jagt (Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht, NL)
“Darwin and Bosquet – brothers in barnacles”
14:00 Prof. Stephen Donovan (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, NL)
“Fossil crabs in the Caribbean: where they are and where they might be…”
14:30 Dr. Cees Hof (DANS-KNAW, NL)
“A narrative history of fossil stomatopod (mantis shrimp) research, including tales on the first Dutch fossil stomatopod from the Maastrichtian type area”
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Dr. Matúš Hyžný (Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia)
“Evolution and fossil record of burrowing shrimps”
16:15 Dr. Adiël Klompmaker (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
“Macroevolution and macroecology of fossil decapod crustaceans”
17:00 Closure and social drink