1st Edition


    Bryozoan Studies 2022 contains nineteen papers presented at the 19th International Conference of the International Bryozoology Association held at Trinity College Dublin in August 2022. Bryozoans are complex and fascinating colonial organisms that range from Cambrian to the present day and which are found in marine and freshwater environments from pole to pole and subtidal to abyssal. Recent tomographic techniques have revolutionised the study of modern and fossil taxa where internal structures are revealed through non-destructive methodologies. Here the internal structure of some Ordovician and Eocene taxa is illustrated through these methods. Phylogenetic studies of bryozoans question the classic classification of the group; here the phylogeny of species from California and Japan is described. Other topics covered are assessments of Recent faunas from Haiti and fossil assemblages from Mexico and the United States. Distributional patterns from the Arctic and New Zealand and the dispersal patterns of bryozoans on rafted pumice and on slipper lobsters are characterised. Further contributions provide descriptions of a rare Permian taxon, clarification of species assigned to the Upper Palaeozoic genus Stenopora, avicularia in Wilbertopora, enigmatic structures in a fenestrate bryozoan, repair structures in trepostomes, and an assessment of skeletonisation in the families of Palaeozoic orders.

    - Phylogenetic studies - Feeding in invasive taxa - Bryozoans of Arctic regions, Haiti and New Zealand - Dispersal patterns of Japanese bryozoans and those on the slipper lobster - Assessments of various fossil faunas and the genus Stenopora - Avicularia in Wilbertopora - Enigmatic structures in fenestrates - Trepostome repair structures, and - Skeletonisation in some Palaeozoic orders


    The editors of this volume are all members of the International Bryozoology Association. Its objectives are to encourage research on Bryozoa and stimulate others to participate and cooperate through informal meetings and correspondence; to provide a forum for exchange of ideas; to establish a means and an opportunity for personal contact and interaction in aiming for better mutual understanding; to serve as a liaison among bryozoologists; and to introduce new students to the workers in this field. This volume which contains papers presented at the Association’s 19th international conference furthers these objectives.