Topic 1: Recruitment and Colonization. Larval Supply an Recruitment of Benthic Invertebrates: Do Larvae Always Disperse as Much as we Believe? C.D. Todd. Recruitment in Macoma balthica after Mild and Cold Winters and its Possible Control by Egg Production and Shrimp Predation; J.J. Beukema, et al. The Spreading Potential of Polychaete Larvae Does not Predict Adult Distributions; Consequences for Conditions of Recruitment; M. Bhaud. Regrowth of Kelp and Colonization of Epiphyte and Fauna Community after Kelp Trawling at the Coast of Norway; H. Christie, et al. Pentapora fascialis (Pallas) [Cheilostomata: Ascophoral Colonization of One Sublittoral Rocky Site after Sea-Storm in the North-Western Mediterranean; S. Cocito, et al. The Alternating Recruitment Pattern in Ensis Minor, an Exploited Bivalve in the Gulf of Trieste, Italy; D. Del Piero, R. Dacaprile. Recolonization Patterns of Meiobenthic Communities in Brackish Vegetated and Unvegetated Habitats after Induced Hypoxia/Anoxia; A. Guerrini, et al. Active Habitat Selection of Megalopae and Juvenile Shore Crabs Carcinus Maenas: A Laboratory Study in an Annular Flume; O. Hedvall, et al. Do Barnacle Larvae Respond to Multiple Settlement Cues over a Range of Spatial Scales; J.M. Hills, et al. Local Control of Recruitment in an Epifaunal Community and the Consequences to Colonization Processes; R.W. Osman, R.B. Whitlatch. Recolonization Dynamics in Areas Disturbed by Bottom Fishing Gears; F. Pranovi, et al. Vertical Migration and Selective Tidal Stream Transport in the Megalopa of the Crab Carcinus Maenas; H. Queiroga. Temporal Fluctuation in the Abundance of a Semelid Bivalve, Theora fragilis (A. Adams) in Mauzuru Bay, Sea of Japan; H. Saito, et al. Do Hydrodynamic Factors Affect the Recruitment of Marine Invertebrates in a Macrotidal Area? E. Thebaut, et al. Effects of Green Algal Mats on Infaunal Colonization of a New England Mud Flat-Long-Lasting but Highly Localized Effects; M. Thiel, L. Watling. Hydrodynamic Consequences of Barnacle Colonisation; J. Thomason, et al. The Influence of Epilithic Microbial Films on the Settlement of Semibalanus balanoides Cyprids - A Comparison Between Laboratory and Field Experiments; R.C. Thompson, et al. Scale-Dependent Benthic Recolonization Dynamics: Life Stage-Based Dispersal and Demographic Consequences; R.B. Whitlatch, et al. Recolonization and Succession in Soft-Sediment Infaunal Communities: the Spatial Scale of Controlling Factors; R.N. Zajac, et al. Topic 2: Physical and Chemical Forcing on Marine Biological Systems. Physiological Flexibility: A Necessity for Life in Anoxic and Sulphidic Habitats; L. Hagerman. Manganese in the Haemolymph and Tissues of the Norway Lobster, Nephrops norvegicus (L.), along the Swedish West Coast, 1993-1995; S.P. Eriksson, S.P. Baden. Do Physical and Chemical Factors Structure the Macrobenthic Community at a Continental Slope in the NE Atlantic? E. Flach, L. Thomsen. (Part contents).