Ostracodology in time and space: looking back on fifteen International Symposia on Ostracoda, and the times in between

  • Renate Matzke-Karasz
  • Michael Schudack
  • Koen Martens
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 197)


Fifteen International Symposia on Ostracoda (ISO) have been organized between 1963 and 2005, each of them followed by one or more proceedings volumes. In the present study, 906 titles presented at the occasion of one of these fifteen symposia were evaluated regarding their prevailing and their secondary theme or method, thus obtaining a retrospective on the history of ostracod research between ISO1 and ISO15. This review may help in moving ostracodology into the 21st century.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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