Contributions to African Malacology – symposium in honour of Dr. A.C. van Bruggen
Date: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
Location: Muzee, Neptunusstraat 90-92, 2586 GT The Hague, The Netherlands
Dr. A.C. van Bruggen (July 9th 1929- June 3rd 2016), honorary member of the NMV
Mr. Van Bruggen joined the NMV sinds 1948. As a member of the board he held several functions: 2nd secretary, secretary, president, treasurer and vice-president. In 1970 he was a member of the board that helped the NMV through a financial crisis. For decades he was editor of the NMV journals Correspondentieblad (now Spirula) and Basteria. Behind the scenes he supported the NMV in many ways.
At the 60th anniversary in 1994 he earned a medal of honour for his work as editor and board member. In 1999 he was appointed honorary member of the association. In 2009, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, a Festschrift for Van Bruggen was published.
As a professional malacologist, Van Bruggen made a significant contribution to the knowledge of molluscs, especially African land snails
A comprehensive In Memoriam was published in Basteria.
|09:30-10:00||Welcome, coffee, tea and cake|
|10:00-10:15||Opening remarks by the chair of the day||Prof. Dr. Edi Gittenberger|
|10:15-10:50||Land Snails of the Indigenous Forests of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: from Beach to Berg||Dr. Peter Tattersfield|
|10:50-11:05||Break, with coffee and tea|
|11:05-11:40||Arthur Morelet (1809-1892) and his Contribution to African Malacology||Mr. Jonathan Ablett|
|11:40-12:15||Snails of “Sky Islands” above an Equatorial Desert: Terrestrial Molluscs on Four Isolated Mountain Ranges in Northern Kenya||Dr. Ben Rowson|
|12:15-13:15||Lunch, provided by the NMV|
|13:15-13:50||African Malacology: 1960 – present||Dr. David G. Herbert|
|13:50-14:25||Punctum and Punctum-like minute land snails in and out of Africa||Dr. Ir. Ton de Winter|
|14:25-14:40||Break, with coffee and tea|
|14:40-15:15||Assessing the Conservation Status of Non Marine Molluscs in Africa: Current Progress and Future Challenges||Dr. Mary Seddon|
|15:15-15:50||Molluscs and Evolutionary Biology||Prof. Dr. Edi Gittenberger|
|15:50-16:05||Closing remarks||Mrs. W. van Bruggen|
|16:15-17:30||Reception, provided by the NMV|
|18:00||Malacological dinner (location and price not known yet)|
Abstracts of the symposium (PDF).
The symposium will be in English.
If you have anyquestions about the symposium, ask Sylvia van Leeuwen.