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Keynote Paper:

Carl Shuster (Limulus polyphemus as a model for the conservation of horseshoe crabs)


Abstracts of Plenary Talks & Oral Presentations


Abstracts of Poster Presentations


Plenary Talks:

PT-1 Chang-Po Chen (The challenges and opportunities for horseshoe crab conservation in Taiwan)

PT-2 Mark Botton (Sea level rise and the significance of marginal beaches for horseshoe crab spawning)

PT-3 Satoquo Seino (A reconsideration of horseshoe crab conservation methodology in Japan over the last 100 years and prospects for a marine protected area network in Asian seas)

PT-4 Glenn Gauvry (Current horseshoe crab harvesting practices cannot support global demand for TAL/LAL)

Oral Presentations:

O-1 Menghong Hu (Distribution, abundance and population structure of horseshoe crabs along three intertidal zones of Beibu Gulf, southern China)

O-2 Sheri Johnson (Do female horseshoe crabs gain from mating with multiple males?)

O-3 Ming Che Yang (Timeless traveler changing over time: Genetic connectivity, demographic history and conservation genetics of horseshoe crabs in the Indo-west Pacific)

O-4 Jayant Mishra (Anthropogenic effect on the horseshoe crab breeding ground and impact on their population along the north-east coast of India)

O-5 Shin Nishdia (Genetic population structure of Tachypleus tridentatus in Japan and attempt to comparative phylogenetic study with parasitic planarian species on Asian horseshoe crabs)

O-6 David Smith (Comparative methods for assessment of horseshoe crab populations)

O-7 Maribeth Janke (Consumer driven conservation initiatives for the TAL/LAL industry)

O-8 John Dubczak (Proven biomedical horseshoe crab conservation initiatives)

O-9 Anil Chatterji (Present and future of horseshoe crab in biomedical research)

O-10 Thomas Novitsky (Influence of the biomedical (LAL/TAL) industry on the conservation of horseshoe crabs)

O-11 Jeak Ling Ding (Strategy to conserve horseshoe crabs by genetic engineering of Limulus C factor for pyrogen testing)

O-12 Mike Millard (Adaptive management of horseshoe crab populations in face of multiple objectives)

O-13 Ruth Carmichael (Molts reveal life-history patterns of American horseshoe crab populations in fringe habitats)

O-14 Lesley Cartwright-Taylor (Mangrove horseshoe crabs in the Strait of Johor: A thriving population for now!)

O-15 Nancy Jackson (Habitat requirements and human development on sandy shorelines in Delaware Bay, USA)

O-16 Annie Christianus (Some aspects on the habitat of Tachypleus gigas in Malaysia)

O-17 Joe Cheung (Conservation in Action: A rearing and releasing programme of juvenile horseshoe crabs in Hong Kong schools)

O-18 John Tanacredi (Multi-year habitat inventory trend analysis of Limulus population on Long Island: From anecdote to annual survey, 2003-2010)

O-19 Chikako Iwaoka (New network of building community in Kujukushima, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan)

O-20 Gary Kreamer (Green eggs and sand, Team Limulus, and more: Educating for horseshoe crab conservation in the U.S.)

O-21 Hwey-Lian Hsieh (Promoting a public consensus for horseshoe crab conservation in Taiwan)

O-22 Jennifer Mattei (Project Limulus: A model for horseshoe crab conservation through synergistic activities between citizens and researchers)

O-24 Vinayagan Dharmarajah (Conservation law and the legal protection of horseshoe crabs)

O-25 David Rudkin (The life and times of the earliest horseshoe crabs)

Young Voices: Horseshoe Crab and the Arts