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MUSSELp Publications & Presentations

This web site is not the only mechanism for distribution of our research results and conclusions. We also publish papers in traditional journals, and we give presentations and show posters at professional meetings.

The links below provide access to abstracts, data matrices and bits that may not have been published.

Publications

  • Tiemann, J.S., A.E. Haponski, S.A. Douglass, T. Lee, K.S. Cummings, M.A. Davis, and D. Ó Foighil. 2017. First record of a putative novel invasive Corbicula lineage discovered in the Illinois River, Illinois, USA. BioInvasions Records 6(2):159-166.
  • Cummings, K.S. & D.L. Graf. 2016. Bivalvia: Unionoida: Unionidae: Genera. pp. 213-220 in J.H. Thorp & D.C. Rogers (eds.). Keys to Nearctic Fauna: Thorp & Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates, 4th edition. Academic Press-Elsevier, New York.
  • Pfeiffer, J.M. & D.L. Graf. 2015. Evolution of bilaterally asymmetrical larvae in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida: Unionidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175: 307-318.
  • Graf, D.L., H. Jones, A.J. Geneva, J.M. Pfeiffer III & M.W. Klunzinger. 2015. Molecular phylogenetic analysis supports a Gondwanan origin of the Hyriidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionida) and the paraphyly of Australasian taxa. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 85: 1-9.
  • Graf, D.L., A.J. Geneva, J.M. Pfeiffer III & A.D. Chilala. 2014. Phylogenetic analysis of Prisodontopsis Tomlin, 1928 and Mweruella Haas, 1936 (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from Lake Mweru (Congo Basin) supports a Quaternary radiation in the Zambian Congo. Journal of Molluscan Studies 80(3): 303-314.
  • Cummings, K.S. D.L. Graf. 2014. Mollusca: Bivalvia. [in] J.Thorp & D.C. Rogers (eds.). Ecology and General Biology: Thorp & Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates. Academic Press-Elsevier, New York. pp. 423-506.
  • Pfeiffer, J.M., III & D.L. Graf. 2013. Re-analysis confirms the polyphyly of Lamprotula Simpson, 1900 (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies 79: 249-256.
  • Graf, D.L. 2013. Patterns of freshwater bivalve global diversity and the state of phylogenetic studies on the Unionoida, Sphaeriidae, and Cyrenidae. American Malacological Bulletin 31: 135-153.
  • Graf, D.L. 2011. Types of French freshwater mussels (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Unionoidea) in the Arnould Locard Collection at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris. Zoosystema 33: 451-514.
  • Whelan, N.V., A.J. Geneva & D.L. Graf. 2011. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of tropical freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida) resolves the position of Coelatura and supports a monophyletic Unionidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61: 504-514.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2011. Freshwater mussel (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida) richness and endemism in the ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar based on comprehensive museum sampling. Hydrobiologia 678: 17-36.
  • Seddon, M., C. Appleton, D. Van Damme & D.L. Graf. 2011. Freshwater molluscs of Africa: diversity, distribution, and conservation. [in] W.R.T Darwall, K.G. Smith, D.J. Allen, R.A. Holland, I.J. Harrison & E.G.E. Brooks (eds.). The Diversity of Life in African Freshwaters: Under Water, Under Threat. An Analysis of the Status and Distribution of Freshwater Species Throughout Mainland Africa. IUCN, Cambridge, UK and Gland, Switzerland. pp. 92-125.
  • Graf, D.L., A. Jørgensen, D. Van Damme & T.K. Kristensen. 2011. The status and distribution of freshwater molluscs (Mollusca). [in] E.G.E. Brooks, D.J. Allen & W.R.T. Darwall (eds.). The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Central Africa. IUCN, Cambridge, UK and Gland, Switzerland. pp. 48-61.
  • Graf, D.L. 2010. Funeral for the Nouvelle École –iana generic names introduced for freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 159: 1-24.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2010. Comments on the value of COI for family-level freshwater mussel systematics: a reply to Hoeh, Bogan, Heard & Chapman. Malacologia 52: 191-197.
  • Cummings, K.S. D.L. Graf. 2009. Mollusca: Bivalvia. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition. Academic Press-Elsevier, New York. pp. 309-384.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2009. Actual and alleged freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida) from Madagascar and the Mascarenes, with description of a new genus, Germainaia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 158: 221-238.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2007. Preliminary review of the freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida) of northern Africa, with an emphasis on the Nile. Journal of the Egyptian German Society of Zoology 53D: 89-118.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2007. Review of the systematics and global diversity of freshwater mussel species (Bivalvia: Unionoida). Journal of Molluscan Studies 73: 291-314.
  • Graf, D.L. 2007. Palearctic freshwater mussel (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida) diversity and the Comparatory Method as a species concept. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 156: 71-88.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2006. Palaeoheterodont Diversity (Mollusca: Trigonioida + Unionoida): what we know and what we wish we knew about freshwater mussel evolution. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 148: 343-394.
  • Sturm, C.F., R. Petit, T.A. Pearce, K. Cummings, E. Schwabe & A. Wanniger. 2006. The Molluscan Literature: Geographic and Taxonomic Works. [in] C.F. Sturm, T.A. Pearce & A. Valdés (eds.). The Mollusks: A Guide to their Study, Collection, and Preservation. American Malacological Society, Universal Publishers. pp. 111-146.
  • Cummings, K.S. & A.E. Bogan. 2006. Unionoida: Freshwater Mussels. [in] C.F. Sturm, T.A. Pearce & A. Valdés. The Mollusks: A Guide to their Study, Collection, and Preservation. American Malacological Society, Universal Publishers. pp. 313-325.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2006. Freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida) of Angola, with description of a new species, Mutela wistarmorrisi. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 155: 163-194.
  • Lydeard, C., R.H. Cowie, W.F. Ponder, A.E. Bogan, P. Bouchet, S.A. Clark, K.S. Cummings, T.J. Frest, O. Gargominy, D.G. Herbert, R. Hershler, K.E. Perez, B. Roth, M. Seddon, E.E. Strong & F.G. Thompson. 2004. The global decline of nonmarine mollusks. Bioscience 54(4): 321-330.
  • Graf, D.L. 2002. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of two problematic freshwater mussel genera (Unio and Gonidea) and a re-evaluation of the classification of Nearctic Unionidae (Bivalvia: Palaeoheterodonta: Unionoida). Journal of Molluscan Studies 68: 65-71.
  • Hoeh, W.R., A.E. Bogan, K.S. Cummings & S.I. Guttman. 2002. Evolutionary relationships among the higher taxa of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida): inferences on phylogeny and character evolution from analyses of DNA sequence data. Malacological Review 31/32(2): 123-141.
  • Graf, D.L. 2001. A Phylogenetic Perspective on the Evolution of the Unionoida (Mollusca Bivalvia Palaeoheterodonta): Using Pattern to Test Hypotheses of Macroevolutionary Process. Ph.D. Dissertation, Biology Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Graf, D.L. & D. Ó Foighil. 2000. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of 28S rDNA supports a Gondwanan origin for Australasian Hyriidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia/ Unionoida). Vie Milieu 50: 245-254.
  • Graf, D.L. & D. Ó Foighil. 2000. The evolution of brooding characters among the freshwater pearly mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoidea) of North America. Journal of Molluscan Studies 66: 157-170.
  • Graf, D.L. 2000. The Etherioidea revisited: a phylogenetic analysis of hyriid relationships (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Paleoheterodonta: Unionoida). Occasional Papers of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (729): 1-21.
  • Williams, J.D., M.L. Warren, Jr., K.S. Cummings, J.L. Harris & R.J. Neves. 1993. Conservation status of freshwater mussels of the United States and Canada. Fisheries 18(9): 6-22.

Presentations

  • Hausmann, E.M. 2017. Mesoamerican Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae & Mycetopodidae). Phase I: Mexico & Adjacent USA and Guatemala. Poster presented at the at the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point College of Letters and Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium, 5 May 2017.
  • Cummings, K.S. & D.L. Graf. 2017. The freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida) of South America. Poster presented at the Biennial Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Symposium, 26-30 March 2017, Cleveland, OH.
  • Cummings, K.S. & D.L. Graf. 2016. The freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida) of South America and their conservation status. Presented at the Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, 21-26 May 2016, Sacramento, CA.
  • Cummings, K.S. & D.L. Graf. 2015. The freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida) of South America: a review. Invited plenary presentation at the Second International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, 4-8 October 2015, Buffalo, NY.
  • Graf, D.L., C. Jordan, R. Pappas & M. Zimbric. 2015. Biogeography of the freshwater mussels (Unionida: Unionidae & Margaritiferidae) of Wisconsin, USA. Presented at the 81st annual meeting of the American Malacological Society, 28-31 August 2015, University of Michigan Biological Station, Pellston, MI.
  • Williams, J.D., A.E. Bogan, J. Brim Box, N.M. Burkhead, R.S. Butler, A. Contreras-Arquieta, K.S. Cummings, J.T. Garner, J.L. Harris, R.G. Howells, S.J. Jepsen, N.A. Johnson, T.J. Morris, T.L. Myers & J.M. Wisniewski. 2015. Conservation status of North American freshwater mussels. Presented at the 9th Biennial Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Symposium, St. Charles, Missouri, 22-26 March 2015.
  • Keevin, T.M., J.S. Tiemann & K.S. Cummings. 2015. Freshwater mussel fauna (Bivalvia: Unionidae) of the middle Mississippi River. Poster presented at the 9th Biennial Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Symposium, St. Charles, Missouri, 22-26 March 2015.
  • Cummings, K.S., J.S. Tiemann, D.L. Graf, M.C.D. Mansur & M.H. Sabaj-Perez. 2015. The Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida) the rio Amazon Drainage With an emphasis on the Rio Xingu basin, Brazil. Presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society – Illinois Chapter, Pere Marquette State Park, 3-5 March 2015. Also presented at the 9th Biennial Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Symposium, St. Charles, Missouri, 22-26 March 2015.
  • Stodola, A.P., C. Lydeard, J.T. Lamer, S.A. Douglass & K.S. Cummings. 2015. Genetic confirmation of putative Louisiana fatmucket in Illinois. Poster presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society – Illinois Chapter, Pere Marquette State Park, 3-5 March 2015. Also presented at the 9th Biennial Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Symposium, St. Charles, Missouri, 22-26 March 2015.
  • Cummings, K.S. 2014. The Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida) of Northern South America and the Amazon. Presented at the 7th Congress of the European Malacological Societies at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, UK, 7-11 September 2014.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2014. OK, Let's Try This Again: A re-assessment of global freshwater mussel diversity (Bivalvia: Unionoida). Presented at Mollusca 2014: Encuentro de las Américas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico, 23-26 June 2014.
  • Cummings, K.S. & D.L. Graf. 2014. The freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida) of Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas and Suriname, South America. Presented at Mollusca 2014: Encuentro de las Américas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico, 23-26 June 2014.
  • Luebke, C.M. & R. Sommer. 2014. Curation of the Daniel Bereza Mollusk Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Poster presented at Mollusca 2014: Encuentro de las Américas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico, 23-26 June 2014.
  • Luebke, C.M. & R. Sommer. 2014. Curation of the Daniel Bereza Mollusk Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Poster presented at the at the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point College of Letters and Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2 May 2014.
  • Jordan, C. & M. Zimbric. 2014. A biodiversity informatics assessment of Wisconsin freshwater mussels. Poster presented at the at the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point College of Letters and Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2 May 2014.
  • Pappas, R. 2013. A preliminary study of the biogeography of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Wisconsin, USA. Poster presented at the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point College of Letters and Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium, 26 April 2013.
  • Luebke, C.M. 2013. Curation of the Daniel J. Bereza Collection of freshwater mollusks at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Phase I. Poster presented at the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point College of Letters and Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium, 26 April 2013.
  • Pfeiffer, J.M. & D.L. Graf. 2013. Evolution of Asymmetrical larvae in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Presented to the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, 11-13 March 2013, Guntersville, Alabama.
  • Pfeiffer, J.M. & D.L. Graf. 2012. Evolution of Asymmetrical Larvae in Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia:Unionidae). Presented at the International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, 4-7 September 2012, Bragança, Portugal.
  • Cummings, K.S., S.A. Bales, A.L. Price & D.K. Shasteen. 2012. Changes in the freshwater mussel (Unionoidea) fauna of Illinois over the past 100 years as an exemplar for North America. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Malacological Society, 16-21 June 2012, Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
  • Pfeiffer, J.M. 2012. Evolution of Asymmetrical Larvae in Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae). Presented at the annual meeting of the American Malacological Society, 16-21 June 2012, Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
  • Pfeiffer, J.M. & D.L. Graf. 2011. Evolution of asymmetrical glochidia in the Unionidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia). Presented at the 14th Molluscan Forum of the Malacological Society of London, 30 November 2011, London.
  • Graf, D.L. 2011. Global Freshwater Bivalve Diversity. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Malacological Society as part of the James H. Lee Memorial Symposium, Mollusks: The Great Unanswered Questions, 23-27 July 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Cummings, K.S. & J.S. Tiemann. 2011. The Illinois Natural History Survey/University of Illinois Museum of Natural History Mollusk Collection. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Malacological Society, 23-27 July 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Pfeiffer, J.M & D.L. Graf. 2011. Polyphyly of the freshwater mussel genus Lamprotula (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionidae). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Malacological Society, 23-27 July 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Updated versions were presented at the Young Systematists' Forum, 1 December 2011, London and the International Meeting on Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Bivalves, 4-7 September 2012, Bragança, Portugal.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2011. Patterns of freshwater mussel richness and endemism in Africa and Madagascar. Presented to the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, 11-15 April 2011, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Pfeiffer, J.M. & D.L. Graf. 2011. Polyphyly of the freshwater mussel genus Lamprotula (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionidae). Presented to the Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, 25-27 March 2011, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Frontiers in Biology Research Colloquium, 20 April 2011, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
  • Whelan, N.V., A.Geneva & D.L. Graf. 2010. What, if anything, is a unionid? Coelatura Conrad, 1853 and the monophyly of the Unionidae (Bivalvia: Unionoida). Poster presented to the Malacological Society of London Molluscan Forum, 30 November 2010, London, UK.
  • Graf, D.L. & A. Geneva. 2010. Coelatura and the monophyly of the Unionidae (Bivalvia: Unionoida). Presented to a joint meeting of the American Malacological Society and the Western Society of Malacologists, 26-30 June 2010, San Diego, California.
  • Graf, D.L. 2010. Evolution & Diversity of Freshwater Mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida): Thinking Globally but Acting Locally. Presented at the University of Sydney, 19 March 2010, Sydney, New South Wales, Sydney.
  • Graf, D.L., K.S. Cummings, & A.D. Chilala. 2009. Freshwater mussel studies in Zambia 2005-2008. Poster presented at the Agricultural & Commercial Society of Zambia 2009 Show, 31 July-3 August 2009, Lusaka, Zambia.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2009. There are about 300 species of freshwater mussels in North America. Is that a lot? Presented to the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, 19-23 April 2009, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2007. Palaeoheterodonta MMVII: A Cosmopolitan Assessment of Freshwater Mussel Diversity. Presented at a special symposium, "Inventorying the Molluscan Fauna of the World: Frontiers and Perspectives" at the World Congress of Malacology, 16-20 July 2007, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2007. Preliminary Reevaluation of the Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida) of the Congo Region, Africa. Presented to the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, 12-15 March 2007, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Cummings, K.S. & D.L. Graf. 2007. Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida) of the Angola Region. Poster presented to the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, 12-15 March 2007, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2006. Thinking Globally, but Acting Locally: the MUSSELpdb and the Australasian freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida). Presented to the Malacological Society of Australia, 8 December 2006, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales.
  • Graf, D.L. 2006. Freshwater Mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida) of Africa. Invited lecture presented to the Jersey Cape Shell Club, 2 October 2006, Stone Harbor, New Jersey. Also presented to the Philadelphia Shell Club, 18 January 2007, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Graf, D.L. 2006. Freshwater Mussel (Mollusca: Unionoida) Diversity in Africa, with an Emphasis on the Nile Fauna. Invited plenary lecture at the 2006 meeting of the Egyptian German Society of Zoology, 5-9 March, Fayid, Egypt.
  • Cummings, K.S. & D.L. Graf. 2005. Global Distribution of Freshwater Mussel Diversity. Poster presented at the 2005 Meeting of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, 15-18 May, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Graf, D.L. 2004. Freshwater Mollusks, a Little About the Biology of an Endangered Resource. Invited public lecture during the Philadelphia Shell Show, 3 October 2004, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Cummings, K.S. 2004. Resouces for Freshwater Malacology: Getting in the Game. Lecture presented at a special symposium, "Mussels in America — Shells of their Former Selves," at the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, 22-26 August 2004, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Graf, D.L. 2004. Evolution and Systematics of Nearctic Freshwater Mussels. Lecture presented at a special symposium, "Mussels in America — Shells of their Former Selves," at the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, 22-26 August 2004, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2004. Palaeoheterodont Diversity: What We Know and What We Wish We Knew About Freshwater Mussel Evolution. Lecture presented at a special symposium, "Bivalve Systematics - a look at the branches," at the World Congress of Malacology, 11-16 July 2004, Perth, Westwern Australia. This lecture was also presented as part of the ANSP Seminar Series on 8 October 2004.
  • Cummings, K.S. 2003. The Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Etherioidea) of Venezuela. Lecture presented during a lunch-time seminar at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 22 October 2003.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2003. The Evolution of the Etherioidea (Unionoida). Lecture presented at an open Bivalvia meeting honoring Prof. Brian Morton, 15-16 September 2003, Cambridge, UK. This presentation was also given the 2004 Mid-Atlantic Malacologists (MAM) Meeting at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, 13 March 2004.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2003. The MUSSEL Project: Recent Global Diversity of the Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida). Lecture presented at the 2003 Meeting of the American Malacological Society, 26-29 June, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Graf, D.L. & K.S. Cummings. 2003. The MUSSEL Database Project. Poster presented at the 2003 Meeting of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, 16-19 March, Durham, North Carolina.
 
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