Ostracodology — Linking Bio- and Geosciences

Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Ostracoda, Berlin, 2005

  • Renate Matzke-Karasz
  • Koen Martens
  • Michael Schudack
Conference proceedings

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 197)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Ostracodology in time and space: looking back on fifteen International Symposia on Ostracoda, and the times in between

  3. Review Paper

    1. S. Crasquin-Soleau, T. Galfetti, H. Bucher, S. Kershaw, Q. Feng
      Pages 13-27
  4. Ostracod Taxonomy and Biogeography

  5. Ecological Factors Affecting Ostracod Distribution

  6. Evolutionary Significance of Ostracod Morphology

About these proceedings


Ostracods, small aquatic Crustacea, occur in almost every marine, brackish and freshwater habitat. Their calcified bivalved carapaces readily fossilize and their record in earth history is long, dense and diverse. Ostracod species are particularly useful as tools in marine and limnic (palaeo-) ecology, in (palaeo-) biogeography, and biostratigraphy. Their reproductive morphology is as extraordinary as their reproductive modes, and many of their physiological peculiarities remain mysterious. Ostracod taxonomy and phylogeny contribute to general studies of crustacean evolution.

The diversity of ostracod applications in both biology and palaeontology is clearly illustrated by the eighteen papers of the 15th International Symposium on Ostracoda (Berlin, Germany) in 2005, which are grouped in the present proceedings, one of three volumes resulting from this meeting.


Comparative morphology Crustacea Ecology Evolutionary Biology Ostracoda Palaeontology morphology phylogeny

Editors and affiliations

  • Renate Matzke-Karasz
    • 1
  • Koen Martens
    • 2
    • 3
  • Michael Schudack
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Environmental and Geosciences, Palaeontology, and Geo-Bio-CenterLMULudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMunichGermany
  2. 2.Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor NatuurwetenschappenAfdeling Zoetwaterbiologie (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Freshwater Biology)Brussels
  3. 3.University of GhentGentBelgium
  4. 4.Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften, Fachrichtung PaläontologieFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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