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Rudiger Bieler

Curator of Invertebrates

Integrative Research Center
Biogeography
Evolutionary Biology
Systematics/Phylogeny

 

My research in my lab focuses on the biology of Mollusca, especially gastropods (snails) and bivalves (clams). I am interested in their species-level diversity, how it evolved over time, and how it is impacted by human activities.

For current research projects please the "research" tab below, for a list of publications see the "accomplishments" tab.

 

Much of my current focus is on the Bivalve Tree-of-Life (BivAToL) Project.  The following movie clips, filmed during a recent expedition to Australia, introduce the project:

 

Another part of my program concentrates on the molluscan diversity of the Florida Keys and how it changed over time:

Science at FMNH – Biodiversity of Marine Mollusks in the Florida Keys from Science at FMNH on Vimeo.

 

Science at FMNH – Human Impact on Ecosystems from Science at FMNH on Vimeo.

Additional Information

Education

  • M.Sc. - Biology, Geography and Biology-Education, University of Hamburg, 1982.
  • D.Sc. - Zoology, University of Hamburg, 1985.

 

Work experience

Curator & Head, Division of Invertebrates.

Lecturer, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, 1985-1986.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Smithsonian Marine Station, 1986-1987.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NATO, 1987-1988.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Graduate College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, 1988-1991.
  • Assistant Curator of Malacology, Delaware Museum of Natural History, 1988-1990.
  • Assistant Curator, Division of Invertebrates, Field Museum, 1990-1993.
  • Associate Curator, Division of Invertebrates, Field Museum, 1993-2004.
  • Chairman, Department of Zoology, Field Museum, 1998-2002.
  • Academic Affairs Management Group (Acting Vice President), Field Museum, 1999-2001.
  • Acting Executive Director, Delaware Museum of Natural History, 1990.

 

Accomplishments

Rüdiger Bieler's Malacological Publications (excluding book reviews and abstracts)

 

(XX) Simone, L. R. L., P. M. Mikkelsen & R. Bieler [in press].  Comparative anatomy of selected marine bivalves from the Florida Keys, with notes on Brazilian congeners (Mollusca: Bivalvia).  Malacologia

(XX) Golding, R. E., R. Bieler, T. A. Rawlings & T. M. Collins [in press].  Deconstructing Dendropoma: a systematic revision of a world-wide worm-snail group with description of new genera (Caenogastropoda: Vermetidae).  Malacologia, 57(1): 1-98.

(93) Bieler, R., P. M. Mikkelsen, T. M. Collins, E. A. Glover, V. L. González, D. L. Graf, E. M. Harper, J. Healy, G. Y. Kawauchi, P. P. Sharma, S. Staubach, E. E. Strong, J. D. Taylor, I. Tëmkin, J. D. Zardus, S. Clark, A. Guzmán, E. McIntyre, P. Sharp & G. Giribet, 2014. Investigating the Bivalve Tree of Life -- an exemplar-based approach combining molecular and novel morphological characters. Invertebrate Systematics, 28(1): 32-115. Open access at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=IS13010.pdf

(92) Bieler, R., P. M. Mikkelsen & G. Giribet, 2013. Bivalvia - a discussion of known unknowns.  American Malacological Bulletin, 31(1): 123-133 [28 January].

(91) Bieler, R. & R. E. Petit, 2012. Molluscan taxa in the publications of the Museum Godeffroy of Hamburg, with a discussion of the Godeffroy Sales Catalogs (1864–1884), the Journal des Museum Godeffroy (1873–1910), and a history of the museum. Zootaxa, 3511: 1-80 [9 October].  Open access at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2012/f/zt03511p080.pdf

(90) Carter, J., P. Harries, N. Malchus, A. Sartori, L. Anderson, R. Bieler, A. Bogan, E. Coan, J. Cope, S. Cragg, J. Garcia-March, J. Hylleberg, P. Kelly, K. Kleeman, J. Kříž, C. McRoberts, P. Mikkelsen, J. Pojeta, I. Tëmkin, T. Yancey & A. Zierits, 2012. Illustrated Glossary of the Bivalvia. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Treatise Online, Part N, Revised, Mollusca 6, Bivalvia, Volume 1, Chapter 31: 1-209 [July].

(89) Sharma, P. P., V. L. Gonzalez, G. Y. Kawauchi, S.C. Andrade,  A. Guzman, T. M. Collins, E. A. Glover,  E. M. Harper, J. M. Healy, P. M. Mikkelsen, J. D. Taylor, R. Bieler & G. Giribet, 2012. Phylogenetic analysis of four nuclear protein-encoding genes largely corroborates the traditional classification of Bivalvia (Mollusca). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 65(1): 64-74. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790312002035         ["October" issue; corrected proofs online since 31 May].        

(88) Bieler, R. & R. E. Petit, 2012. Comment on the proposed resolution of homonymy between Chilodontinae Eigenmann, 1910 (Pisces, Characiformes) and Chilodontinae Wenz, 1938 (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 69(1): 59 [March].

(87) Bieler, R. & R. E. Petit, 2011. Catalogue of Recent and fossil “worm-snail” taxa of the families Vermetidae, Siliquariidae, and Turritellidae (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda). Zootaxa, 2948: 1-103 [8 July]. Open access at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/zt02948p103.pdf

(86) Rawlings, T. A., M. J. MacInnis, R. Bieler, J. L. Boore & T. M. Collins, 2010. Sessile snails, dynamic genomes: gene rearrangements within the mitochondrial genome of a family of caenogastropod mollusks. BMC Genomics, 11: 440 ff. [19 July]. Open access at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/11/440

(85) Bieler, R., J. G. Carter & E. V. Coan, 2010. Classification of bivalve families. Pp. 113-133in Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P., Nomenclator of bivalve families. Malacologia, 52(2): 1-184 [7 May].

(84) Bieler, R. & A. Alf, 2010. Architectonicidae. Pp. 50-71, pls. 716-726 in Poppe, G. T. (ed.), Philippine Marine Mollusks. Volume III (Gastropoda Part 3 & Bivalvia Part 1). Conchbooks. Hackenheim, Germany, 665 pp.

(83) Bieler, R., 2010. What is a Mollusk? Grzimek's Animal Life [on-line version; http://www.gale.cengage.com/AnimalLife/]. Gale. [4 February].

(82) Bieler, R. & R. E. Petit, 2010. Thylacodes -Thylacodus -Tulaxodus: worm-snail name confusion and the status of Serpulorbis (Gastropoda: Vermetidae). Malacologia, 52(1): 183-187 [27 January].

(81) Bieler, R., 2010. On the names of some western Atlantic Lithophaga species (Bivalvia: Mytilidae). Malacologia, 52(1): 181-182 [27 January].

(80) Wilk, J. & R. Bieler, 2009. Ecophenotypic variation in the Flat Tree Oyster, Isognomon alatus (Bivalvia: Isognomonidae), across a tidal microhabitat gradient. Marine Biology Research, 5: 155-163. [first published online 13 February 2009; printed version 20 March 2009]

(79) Sartori, A., C. Printrakoon, P. M. Mikkelsen & R. Bieler, 2008. Siphonal structure in the Veneridae (Bivalvia: Heterodonta) with an assessment of its phylogenetic application and a review of venerids of the Gulf of Thailand. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 2008, Supplement no. 18 (Molluscs of Eastern Thailand): 103-125 [15 August]. Open access at http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/rbz/biblio/s18/s18rbz103-125.pdf

(78) Bieler, R., K. Chalermwat, P. M. Mikkelsen & F. E. Wells, 2008. International Marine Bivalve Workshop 2005: Introduction and Summary. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 2008, Supplement no. 18 (Molluscs of Eastern Thailand): 1-6 [15 August]. Open access at http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/rbz/biblio/s18/s18rbz001-006.pdf

(77) Bieler, R., K. Chalermwat, P. M. Mikkelsen, Tan Koh Siang & F. E. Wells, eds., 2008. Molluscs of Eastern Thailand (Proceedings of the International Marine Bivalve Workshop, Chantaburi, Thailand, August-September 2005, with contributions on other molluscan groups). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 2008, Supplement no. 18: ii + 264 pp. [15 August]. Open access at http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/rbz/supplement18.html

(76) Healy, J. M., P. M. Mikkelsen & R. Bieler, 2008. Sperm ultrastructure in Hemidonax pictus (Hemidonacidae, Bivalvia, Mollusca): comparison with other heterodonts, especially Cardiidae, Donacidae and Crassatelloidea. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 153: 325-347 [May].

(75) Healy, J. M., R. Bieler, R. & P. M. Mikkelsen, 2008. Spermatozoa of the Anomalodesmata (Bivalvia, Mollusca) with special reference to relationships within the group. Acta Zoologica, 89: 339-350. [first published online: 18 March; printed version: September]. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/120119541/PDFSTART

(74) Mikkelsen, P. M. & R. Bieler, 2007. Seashells of Southern Florida - Living Marine Mollusks of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Regions: Bivalves. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey; x + 503 pp. [November; stated copyright date: 2008]. http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8484.html

(73) Bieler, R. & D. T. Dockery III, 2007. Recognition of the Paleocene gastropod "Solariella"alabamensis (Aldrich, 1886) as a member of lower heterobranchs (Mathildidae), with description of Toulminella n. gen. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 81(3): 283-290 [30 September]

(72) Mikkelsen, P. M., R. Bieler, I. Kappner & T. A. Rawlings, 2006. Phylogeny of Veneroidea (Mollusca: Bivalvia) based on morphology and molecules. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 148(3): 439-521 [23 November].

(71) Bieler, R. and P. M. Mikkelsen, 2006. Bivalvia - A look at the branches. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 148(3): 223-235 [23 November].

(70) Bieler, R. (ed.), 2006. Bivalvia - A look at the branches [an edited volume on bivalve systematics]. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 148(3): 331 pp. [23 November].

(69) Bieler, R. & R. E. Petit, 2006. Heliacus d'Orbigny, 1842 (Mollusca, Gastropoda): proposed conservation [Case 3340]. The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 63(3): 163-166 [30 September. A decision was published as ICZN Opinion 2185 (Case 3340), "Heliacus d'Orbigny, 1842 (Mollusca, Gastropoda): conserved" in Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 64(4): 263-264; December 2007].

(68) Healy, J. M., P. M. Mikkelsen & R. Bieler, 2006. Sperm ultrastructure in Glauconomeplanktaand its relevance to the affinities of the Glauconomidae (Bivalvia: Heterodonta). Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, 49(1-2): 29-39 [July].

(67) Kappner, I. & R. Bieler, 2006. Phylogeny of venus clams (Bivalvia: Venerinae) as inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 40(2): 317-331 [available online 18 April 2006; printed version July 2006].

(66) Bieler, R. & L. R. L. Simone, 2005. Anatomy and morphology of Stephopoma nucleogranosum Verco, 1904 (Caenogastropoda: Siliquariidae) from Esperance Bay, Western Australia. Pages 159-175. In: F. E. Wells, D. I. Walker & G. A. Kendrick, eds., The Marine Flora and Fauna of Esperance, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth [29 December].

(65) Bieler, R., P. M. Mikkelsen & R. S. Prezant, 2005. Byssus-attachment by infaunal clams: Seagrass-nestling Venerupis in Esperance Bay, Western Australia (Bivalvia: Veneridae). Pages 177-197. In: F. E. Wells, D. I. Walker & G. A. Kendrick, eds., The Marine Flora and Fauna of Esperance, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth [29 December].

(64) Bieler, R. & R. E. Petit, 2005. Catalogue of Recent and fossil taxa of the family Architectonicidae Gray, 1850 (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Zootaxa, 1101: 119 pp. [19 December]. Open access at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2005f/zt01101p119.pdf

(63) Bravo, F., G. Duarte, R. Bieler & M. Schrödl, 2005. 'Euplocamus' maculatus Bergh, 1898. In: Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney; 2 pp. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet.cfm?base=euplmacu

(62) Mikkelsen, P. M. & R. Bieler, 2004. Critical catalog and annotated bibliography of marine bivalve records for the Florida Keys. In: R. Bieler & P. M. Mikkelsen, eds., Bivalve Studies in the Florida Keys, Proceedings of the International Marine Bivalve Workshop, Long Key, Florida, July 2002. Malacologia, 46(2): 545-623 [30 December]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/89329#page/559/mode/1up

(61) Bieler, R. & P. M. Mikkelsen, 2004. Marine bivalves of the Florida Keys: a qualitative faunal analysis based on original collections, museum holdings and literature data. In: R. Bieler & P. M. Mikkelsen, eds., Bivalve Studies in the Florida Keys, Proceedings of the International Marine Bivalve Workshop, Long Key, Florida, July 2002. Malacologia, 46(2): 503-544 [30 December]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/89329#page/517/mode/1up

(60) Mikkelsen, P. M., I. Tëmkin, R. Bieler & W. G. Lyons, 2004. Pinctada longisquamosa (Dunker, 1852) (Bivalvia: Pteriidae), an unrecognized pearl oyster in the western Atlantic. In: R. Bieler & P. M. Mikkelsen, eds., Bivalve Studies in the Florida Keys, Proceedings of the International Marine Bivalve Workshop, Long Key, Florida, July 2002. Malacologia, 46(2): 473-501 [30 December]. Open acess at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/89329#page/487/mode/1up

(59) Bieler, R., I. Kappner & P. M. Mikkelsen, 2004. Periglypta listeri (J. E. Gray, 1838) (Bivalvia: Veneridae) in the western Atlantic: taxonomy, anatomy, life habits, and distribution. In: R. Bieler & P. M. Mikkelsen, eds., Bivalve Studies in the Florida Keys, Proceedings of the International Marine Bivalve Workshop, Long Key, Florida, July 2002. Malacologia, 46(2): 427-458 [30 December]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/89329#page/441/mode/1up

(58) Mikkelsen, P. M. & R. Bieler, 2004. International Marine Bivalve Workshop 2002: introduction and summary. In: R. Bieler & P. M. Mikkelsen, eds., Bivalve Studies in the Florida Keys, Proceedings of the International Marine Bivalve Workshop, Long Key, Florida, July 2002. Malacologia, 46(2): 241-248 [30 December]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/89329#page/255/mode/1up

(57) Bieler, R. & P. M. Mikkelsen (eds.), 2004. Bivalve Studies in the Florida Keys, Proceedings of the International Marine Bivalve Workshop, Long Key, Florida, July 2002. Malacologia, 46(2), 386 pp. [30 December]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/89329#page/249/mode/1up

(56) Bieler, R., P. M. Mikkelsen, T. Lee & D. Ó Foighil, 2004. Discovery of the Indo-Pacific oyster Hyotissa hyotis (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Florida Keys (Bivalvia: Gryphaeidae). Molluscan Research, 24(3): 149-159. Open access at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=MR04013.pdf

(55) Bieler, R. 2004. Sanitation with sponge and plunger: western Atlantic slit-wormsnails (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Siliquariidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 140: 307-333.

(54) Rawlings, T. A., Collins, T. M. & R. Bieler, 2003. Changing identities: tRNA duplication and remolding within animal mitochondrial genomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U. S. A., 100(26): 15700-15705. Open access with supporting information at http://www.pnas.org/content/100/26/15700.full.pdf+html

(53) Mikkelsen, P. M. & R. Bieler, 2003. Systematic revision of the western Atlantic file clams, Lima and Ctenoides (Bivalvia: Limoida: Limidae). Invertebrate Systematics, 17: 667-710. Open access at http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/120/paper/IS03007.htm; accessory materials at http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/120/issue/632.htm.

(52) Bieler R. & P. M. Mikkelsen, 2003. The cruises of the Eolis - John B. Henderson's mollusc collections off the Florida Keys, 1910-1916. American Malacological Bulletin, 17(1-2) "2002": 125-140. Supplement electronically published at:http://fm1.fieldmuseum.org/aa/Files/bieler/Eolis_stations.html

(51) Bieler, R. & A. R. Kabat, 2002 [with subsequent updates]. Malacological Journals and Newsletters Online Database. Electronically published at: http://emuweb.fieldmuseum.org/iz/journals.php

(50) Landman, N. H., Mikkelsen, P. M., Bieler, R. & B. Bronson, 2001. Columbus's Pearls. Natural History, 10/01: 12-14.

(49) Landman, N. H., Mikkelsen, P. M., Bieler, R. & B. Bronson, 2001. Pearls - a Natural History. Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; 232 pp.

(48) Rawlings, T. A., Collins, T. M. & R. Bieler, 2001. A major mitochondrial gene rearrangement among closely related species. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 18(8): 1604-1609 [August]. [Open access at http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/18/8/1604.full.pdf; supplementary material at http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/18/8/1604/suppl/DC1]

(47) Cipriani, R. & R. Bieler, 2001. Eyeballs and pitfalls: estimating the degree of heterostrophy in the heterobranch shell (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia). Malacologia, 43(1-2): 327-336 [20 August]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47346#page/335/mode/1up

(46) Mikkelsen, P. M. & R. Bieler, 2001. Varicorbula (Bivalvia: Corbulidae) of the western Atlantic: taxonomy, anatomy, life habits, and distribution. The Veliger, 44(3): 271-293 [2 July].

(45) Bieler, R. & J. Slapcinsky, 2000. A case study for the development of an island fauna: Recent terrestrial mollusks of Bermuda. Nemouria, Occasional Papers of the Delaware Museum of Natural History, 44: 1-100 [30 December].

(44) Mikkelsen, P. M. & R. Bieler, 2000. Marine bivalves of the Florida Keys: discovered biodiversity. Harper, E. M., Taylor, J. D. & J. A. Crame (eds.): The Evolutionary Biology of the Bivalvia. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 177: 367-387.

(43) Bieler, R. & P. M. Mikkelsen (eds.), 1998. Handbook of Systematic Malacology, Part 4 (Comparative Morphology / Phylogeny / Zoogeography). Smithsonian Institution Libraries and Amerind Publishing Company (Annotated English-language edition of: Thiele, J., Handbuch der systematischen Weichtierkunde, Teil 4). pp. 1529-1690, text-figs. 894-897.

(42) Bieler, R. & P. M. Mikkelsen (eds.), 1998. Handbook of Systematic Malacology, Part 3 (Scaphopoda / Bivalvia / Cephalopoda). Smithsonian Institution Libraries and Amerind Publishing Company (Annotated English-language edition of: Thiele, J., Handbuch der systematischen Weichtierkunde, Teil 3). pp. i-xviii, 1193-1528, text-figs. 784-893.

(41) Bieler, R., Ball, A. D. & P. M. Mikkelsen, 1998. Marine Valvatoidea - comments on anatomy and systematics with description of a new species from Florida (Heterobranchia: Cornirostridae). Malacologia, 40(1-2): 305-320 [17 December]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47255#page/321/mode/1up

(40) Bieler, R. & P. M. Mikkelsen (eds.), 1998. Abstracts of the World Congress of Malacology, Washington, DC, 25-30 July 1998. Field Museum, Chicago. i + 376 pp. [July].

(39) Bieler, R. & P. M. Mikkelsen, 1998. Ammonicera in Florida - Notes on the smallest living gastropod in the United States and comments on other species of Omalogyridae (Heterobranchia). The Nautilus, 111(1): 1-12 [29 January]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/34216#page/9/mode/1up

(38) Bieler, R., 1997. Stephopoma (Caenogastropoda: Siliquariidae) from the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. Pp. 255-280 in: Wells, F. E. (ed.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Marine Biological Workshop: The Marine Flora and Fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth [May].

(37) Bieler, R., 1996. Mörch's worm-snail taxa (Caenogastropoda: Vermetidae, Siliquariidae, Turritellidae). American Malacological Bulletin, 13 (1/2): 23-35 [December].

(36) Petit, R. E. & R. Bieler, 1996. On the new names introduced in the various printings of "Shells of the World in Colour" [Vol. I by Tadashige Habe and Kiyoshi Ito; Vol. II by Tadashige Habe and Sadao Kosuge]. Malacologia, 38(1-2): 35-46 [17 December]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47262#page/49/mode/1up

(35) Bieler, R. & R. E. Petit, 1996. Additional notes on nomina first introduced by Tetsuaki Kira in "Coloured Illustrations of the Shells of Japan. Malacologia, 38(1-2): 33-34 [17 December]. Japanese translation (by Kazunori Hasegawa) published in Venus, Journal of the Malacological Society of Japan, Supplement 3: 82-83.

(34) Bieler, R., 1995. Mathildidae from New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia). Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, 14. Mémoires du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 167: 595-641 [29 December].

(33) Bieler, R., 1995. Vermetid gastropods from Sao Miguel, Azores: Comparative anatomy, systematic position and biogeographic affiliation. Açoreana Supplement 1995: 173-192 [May].

(32) Bieler, R., 1993. Architectonicidae of the Indo-Pacific (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg (G. Fischer Verlag; Stuttgart/Jena/New York), 30: 1-376 [15 December].

(31) Mikkelsen, P. M., Bieler, R., & R. E. Petit, 1993. A bibliography of Caribbean malacology 1826-1993. American Malacological Bulletin, 10(2): 267-290 [November].

(30) Bieler, R., 1993. Ampullariid phylogeny - book review and cladistic re-analysis. The Veliger, 36(3): 291-299 [1 July].

(29) Bieler, R. & P. M. Mikkelsen, P. M. (eds.), 1992. Handbook of Systematic Malacology, Part 2 (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia, Pulmonata). Smithsonian Institution Libraries and Amerind Publishing Company, text-figs. 471-782 (Annotated English-language edition of: Thiele, J., Handbuch der systematischen Weichtierkunde, Teil 2). Also published, in 1993, by Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart/Jena/New York.

(28) Bieler, R. & P. M. Mikkelsen (eds.), 1992. Handbook of Systematic Malacology, Part 1 (Loricata [Polyplacophora]; Gastropoda: Prosobranchia). Smithsonian Institution Libraries and Amerind Publishing Company, xviii + 625 pp., 470+1 text-fig. (Annotated English-language edition of: Thiele, J., Handbuch der systematischen Weichtierkunde, Teil 1). Also published, in 1993, by Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart/Jena/New York.

(27) Bieler, R., 1992. Gastropod phylogeny and systematics. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, 23: 311-338.

(26) Mikkelsen, P. M. & R. Bieler, 1992. Biology and comparative anatomy of three new species of commensal Galeommatidae, with a possible case of mating behavior in bivalves. Malacologia, 34(1-2): 1-24, 33 text-figs., 3 tables [9 September].Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47317#page/11/mode/1up

(25) Bieler, R. & P. M. Mikkelsen, 1992. Preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the bivalve family Galeommatidae, with a discussion of taxonomic characters. American Malacological Bulletin, 9(2): 157-164, 1 text-fig., 3 appendices [August].

(24) Bieler, R., 1992. Tenagodus or Siliquaria? Unraveling taxonomic confusion in marine "worm-snails" (Cerithioidea: Siliquariidae). The Nautilus, 106(1): 15-20 [27 February]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/34204#page/25/mode/1up

(23) Boss, K. J. & R. Bieler, 1991. Johannes Thiele and his contributions to zoology. Part 2. Genus-group names (Mollusca). Nemouria, Occasional Papers of the Delaware Museum of Natural History, 39: 1-77 [30 September].

(22) Bieler, R. & A. Bradford, 1991. Annotated catalogue of type specimens in the malacological collection of the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Gastropoda (Prosobranchia and Opisthobranchia). Nemouria, Occasional Papers of the Delaware Museum of Natural History, 36: 1-48 [30 July].

(21) Bieler, R.& A. R. Kabat, 1991. Malacological journals and newsletters, 1773-1990. The Nautilus, 105(2): 39-61 [10 April]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/34203#page/53/mode/1up

(20) Eckelbarger, K. J., Bieler, R. & P.M. Mikkelsen, 1990. Ultrastructure of sperm development and mature sperm morphology in three species of commensal bivalves (Mollusca: Galeommatoidea). Journal of Morphology, 205: 63-75.

(19) Bieler, R. & R. Petit, 1990. On the various editions of Tetsuaki Kira's "Coloured Illustrations of the Shells of Japan" and "Shells of the Western Pacific in Color vol. I," with an annotated list of new names introduced. Malacologia, 32(1): 131-145 [30 November]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47352#page/149/mode/1up. Japanese translation (by Kazunori Hasegawa) published in Venus, Journal of the Malacological Society of Japan, Supplement 3: 75-81.

(18) Bieler, R. & M. G. Hadfield, 1990. Reproductive biology of the sessile gastropod Vermicularia spirata (Cerithioidea: Turritellidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 56(2): 205-219 [May].

(17) Bieler, R., 1990. Haszprunar's "clado-evolutionary" classification of the Gastropoda - a critique. Malacologia, 31(2): 371-380 [28 May]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47356#page/395/mode/1up.[G. Haszprunar's response published in Malacologia, 1990, 32(1): 195-202].

(16) Robertson, R. & R. Bieler, 1989. Another "sinistral" architectonicid. The Chiribotan, Newsletter of the Malacological Society of Japan, 20(3): 59-60 [31 December].

(15) Mikkelsen, P. M. & R. Bieler, 1989. Biology and comparative anatomy of Divariscintilla yoyoand D. troglodytes, two new species of Galeommatidae (Bivalvia) from stomatopod burrows in eastern Florida. Malacologia, 31(1): 175-195 [29 December]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47356#page/187/mode/1up

(14) Bieler, R. & K. J. Boss, 1989. Johannes Thiele and his contributions to zoology. Part 1. Biography and bibliography. Nemouria, Occasional Papers of the Delaware Museum of Natural History, 34: 1-30 [28 December].

(13) Bieler, R., 1989. Architectonicidae: Why some sundials are "shady". American Conchologist, 17(1): 21-22, 6 figs. [March].

(12) Bieler, R., 1988. Phylogenetic relationships in the gastropod family Architectonicidae, with notes on the family Mathildidae (Allogastropoda). Malacological Review, Supplement 4: 205-240.

(11)Bieler, R., 1988. A note on unjustified emendations. The Veliger, 30(4): 423-424 [1 April].

(10) Bieler, R. & P. M. Mikkelsen, 1988. Anatomy and reproductive biology of two western Atlantic species of Vitrinellidae, with a case of protandrous hermaphroditism in the Rissoacea. The Nautilus, 102(1): 1-29 [16 February].Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/34231#page/11/mode/1up

(09) Bieler, R., 1987. Die Gattungen der Architectonicidae (Gastropoda: Allogastropoda). Teil 4: Heliacus (Pyrgoheliacus) n. subgen. und Architectonica(Adelphotectonica) n. subgen. Archiv für Molluskenkunde, 117(1986)(4/6): 203-215, pls. 1-2 [12 June].

(08) Bieler, R. in Trew, A. [comp.], 1986. Architectonicacea. Handlists of the Molluscan Collections in the Department of Zoology, National Museum of Wales, The Melvill-Tomlin Collection, (1)35: 5 + v pp.

(07) Bieler, R., Merrill, A. S. & K. J. Boss, 1985. Pseudotorinia bullisi, new species (Gastropoda: Architectonicidae) from subtropical Western Atlantic. The Nautilus, 99(4): 139-141 [31 October]. Open access at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/34230#page/165/mode/1up

(06) Bieler, R., 1985. Die Gattungen der Architectonicidae (Gastropoda: Allogastropoda). Teil 3: Pseudotorinia, Nipteraxis, Heliacus, Eosolarium. Archiv für Molluskenkunde, 116(1/3): 89-117, pls. 1-4 [25 October].

(05) Bieler, R., 1985. Die Gattungen der Architectonicidae (Gastropoda: "Heterogastropoda"). Teil 2: Architectonica, Philippia, Stellaxis, Discotectonica, Solatisonax, Climacopoma, Granosolarium. Archiv für Molluskenkunde, 115(1984)(4/6): 231-265, pls. 1-5 [29 March].

(04) Bieler, R., 1984. Morphometrische Analyse der Architectonica maxima-Gruppe im Indo-Pazifik (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Architectonicidae). Verhandlungen des naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg, (NF)27: 453-492, pls. 1-4.

(03) Bieler, R., 1984. Heliacus verdensisn. sp. von den Kapverdischen Inseln (Gastropoda: Architectonicidae). Archiv für Molluskenkunde, 115(1/3): 105-111, pl. 1 [28 September].

(02) Bieler, R., 1984. Die Gattungen der Architectonicidae (Gastropoda: "Heterogastropoda"). Allgemeines und Teil 1:Pseudomalaxis.Archiv für Molluskenkunde, 115(1/3): 53-103, pls. 1-5 [28 September].

(01) Bieler, R., 1984. Zum amphi-atlantischen Auftreten von Pseudomalaxis lamellifera Rehder (Gastropoda: Architectonicidae). Archiv für Molluskenkunde, 114(1983)(4/6): 117-123, pl. 5 [2 March].

 

Other articles/reports: 

Sierwald, P., Bieler, R., Hanken, J. & R. Magill, 2002. Collections, Research, Inventories, and People for Taxonomic Opportunities in NEON. FINAL REPORT; NEON V: National Science Foundation CRIPTON Workshop. Electronically published at: http://ibrcs.aibs.org/reports/pdf/NEON5_June2002.pdf

Ponder, W., Mikkelsen, P. M., Cowie, R. H., & R. Bieler, 2001. Conservation of marine organisms [invited letter]. Reports of the Chugoko-Shikoku Branch of the Ecological Society of Japan, 59.

Hoebel-Mävers, M. & R. Bieler, 1978. Die biologische Standortkartei - eine didaktische Forderung. Praxis der Naturwissenschaften, Biologie, 1978/12: 309-315.

 

Translations:

Bieler, R. & R. Petit, 2004. Japanese translation (by Kazunori Hasegawa) of article no. 19 above [Bieler, R. & R. Petit, 1990. On the various editions of Tetsuaki Kira's "Coloured Illustrations of the Shells of Japan" and "Shells of the Western Pacific in Color vol. I," with an annotated list of new names introduced. Malacologia, 32(1): 131-145]. Venus, Journal of the Malacological Society of Japan, Supplement 3: 75-81.

Bieler, R. & R. E. Petit, 2004. Japanese translation (by Kazunori Hasegawa) of article no. 35 above [Bieler, R. & R. E. Petit, 1996. Additional notes on nomina first introduced by Tetsuaki Kira in "Coloured Illustrations of the Shells of Japan. Malacologia, 38(1-2): 33-34]. Venus, Journal of the Malacological Society of Japan, Supplement 3: 82-83.

 

 

Professional affiliations

  • Research Associate, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 1988-1995.
  • Research Associate, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 1989-1992.
  • Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History, 1998-.
  • Adjunct Scientist, Mote Marine Laboratory/Florida Keys Tropical Research Laboratory, 2006-.
  • President, Unitas Malacologica, International Society of Malacology, 1995-1998.
  • President, American Malacological Union (now American Malacological Society), 1995-1996.
  • President, Institute of Malacology (publishers of Malacologia), 1998-2001, 2009-2011.
  • Associate Editor: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 1995-.
  • Associate Editor (Mollusca: Bivalvia): Zootaxa, 2006-2011.
  • Trustee, Board of Directors, Delaware Museum of Natural History, 1991-1999.