Title: Galaxies in Isolation: Exploring Nature Versus Nurture
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Editors: Verdes-Montenegro, Lourdes; del Olmo, Ascensíon; Sulentic, Jack W.
This volume contains the proceedings of the international conference “Galaxies in Isolation: Exploring Nature vs. Nurture” held in Granada Spain May 12–15, 2009. About 120 participants presented fifty oral and nearly sixty poster contributions.

The meeting was motivated by the growing interest in the effects of environment and interactions (i.e. “nurture”) on galaxy structure and evolution. We can learn something fundamental about the intrinsic properties of galaxies and how they formed from studies of the most isolated galaxies. This was the first conference to focus on the least “nurtured” galaxies in the Universe.

Conference topics covered an array of observational and theoretical issues. The conference began by addressing the definition of isolation as well as whether isolated galaxies really exist in significant numbers. Results of past and present searches for isolated galaxies were presented, followed by discussion of the current state of knowledge about isolated galaxy properties. Special consideration was given to the void “problem,” to the existence of isolated early-type galaxies, and to the possibility that some isolated ellipticals represent “fossil groups.” Sessions were also devoted to modeling “nature vs. nurture” in galaxy formation at both low and high redshift.

This volume will be of interest to extragalactic researchers, especially those involved in statistical studies of galaxy properties that could be affected by environment. The volume summarizes the past forty years of research in the field.

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Front Matter   
Cover Verdes-Montenegro, Lourdes; del Olmo, Ascensíon; Sulentic, Jack W.
Front Matter 1 Verdes-Montenegro, Lourdes; del Olmo, Ascensíon; Sulentic, Jack W.
Conference Photograph 1 Verdes-Montenegro, Lourdes; del Olmo, Ascensíon; Sulentic, Jack W.
Conference Photographs 1 Verdes-Montenegro, Lourdes; del Olmo, Ascensíon; Sulentic, Jack W.
Forty Years of Research on Isolated Galaxies 3 Sulentic, J.
The All-Sky Catalog of Isolated Galaxies Selected from 2MASS 11 Karachentseva, V. E.; Mitronova, S. N.; Melnyk, O. V.; Karachentsev, I. D.
Isolated Galaxies and Isolated Satellite Systems 15 Ann, H. B.; Park, C.; Choi, Y. Y.
AMIGA Project: Quantification of the Isolation of 950 CIG galaxies 19 Verley, S.; Leon, S.; Verdes-Montenegro, L.; Combes, F.; Sabater, J.; Sulentic, J.; Bergond, G.; Espada, D.; Lisenfeld, U.; Odewahn, S. C.
Recovering Isolated Galaxies from SDSS: Problems and Strategies 23 Santander-Vela, J. de D.; Verley, S.; Verdes-Montenegro, L.
A Simple Isolation Criterion Based on 3D Redshift Space (α,δ,z) Mapping 27 Spector, O.; Brosch, N.
Session II. Observational Properties of Isolated Galaxies   
Defining Environment in Galaxy Surveys, from Voids to Field to Clusters 35 Croton, D. J.
Setting the Normalcy Level of HI Properties in Isolated Galaxies 41 Espada, D.; Verdes-Montenegro, L.; Athanassoula, E.; Bosma, A.; Huchtmeier, W. K.; Leon, S.; Lisenfeld, U.; Sabater, J.; Sulentic, J.; Verley, S.; Yun, M.
The Properties of Galaxies in Low Density Regions from the ALFALFA Survey 45 Toribio, M. C.; Solanes, J. M.; ALFALFA collaboration
Early-type Galaxies in Isolation: an HI Perspective with ATLAS 3D 49 Serra, P.; Morganti, R.; Oosterloo, T. A.; Alatalo, K.; Blitz, L.; Bois, M.; van den Bosch, R. C. E.; Bournaud, F.; Bureau, M.; Cappellari, M.; Davies, R. L.; Davis, T. A.; Duc, P.; Emsellem, E.; Falcón-Barroso, J.; Khochfar, S.; Krajnovic, D.; Kuntschner, H.; Lablanche, P. Y.; McDermid, R. M.; Naab, T.; Sarzi, M.; Scott, N.; de Ven, G.; Weijmans, A.; Young, L. M.; de Zeeuw, P. T.
Kinematics of the Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1291 53 Bosma, A.; Gadotti, D. A.; de Blok, W. J. G.; Athanassoula, E.
AMIGA Project: Nuclear Activity in a Complete Sample of Isolated Galaxies 57 Sabater, J.; Leon, S.; Verdes-Montenegro, L.; Lisenfeld, U.; Sulentic, J.; Verley, S.
Intergalactic Matter around Isolated Galaxies 61 Soltan, A. M.
The Environment of Nearby Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies 65 López-Sánchez, A. R.; Koribalski, B.; van Eymeren, J.; Esteban, C.; Popping, A.; Hibbard, J.
Properties of 513 Isolated Galaxies in the Local Supercluster 69 Karachentsev, I. D.; Makarov, D. I.; Karachentseva, V. E.; Melnyk, O. V.
Diverse X-ray Properties of Truly Isolated Galaxies 73 Trinchieri, G.; Wolter, A.; Memola, E.; Focardi, P.; Kelm, B.
The Nature of Ionized Gas in Early-type Galaxies 77 Annibali, F.; Bressan, A.; Rampazzo, R.; Zeilinger, W. W.
How Isolated are Low Surface Brightness Galaxies? News from SDSS 81 Herrera–Camus, R.; Galaz, G.; Lambas, D. G.; Padilla, N.
Session III. The Void Problem   
The Void Phenomenon Revisited 89 Giovanelli, R.
There Is No Void Problem 95 Tinker, J. L.
The Cosmically Depressed: Life, Sociology and Identity of Voids 99 van de Weygaert, R.; Platen, E.; Tigrak, E.; Hidding, J.; van der Hulst, J. M.; Aragón-Calvo, M. A.; Stanonik, K.; van Gorkom, J. H.
Only the Lonely: HI Imaging of Void Galaxies 107 Stanonik, K.; Platen, E.; Aragón-Calvo, M. A.; van Gorkom, J. H.; van de Weygaert, R.; van der Hulst, J. M.; Kovavc, K.; Yip, C. W.; Peebles, P. J. E.
Does Close Interaction between Galaxies Induce Nuclear Activity? 115 Dultzin, D.; Krongold, Y.; González, J. J.; Hernández-Toledo, H.
Galaxy Interactions and their Role at Moderate Environments 121 Perez, J.; Tissera, P.; Padilla, N.; Alonso, S.; Lambas, D. G.
Relationship between AGNs and Environment. Deficiency of BLAGNs in Compact Groups 125 Martínez, M.; del Olmo, A.; Coziol, R.; Perea, J.; Focardi, P.
Compact Groups in Theory and Practice 129 McConnachie, A. W.
Which Factors Shape Galaxy Evolution? 133 Iovino, A.; Cucciati, O.; Scodeggio, M.; Knobel, K.; Kovac, K.; Lilly, S.; zCOSMOS Team
The Local Volume HI Survey (LVHIS) 137 Koribalski, B. S.
Quest for Truly Isolated Galaxies 141 Brosch, N.
Transition Dwarf Galaxies in Nearby Groups of Galaxies 145 Coté, S.; Draginda, A.; Skillman, E. D.; Miller, B. W.
Asymmetric Galaxies: Nature or Nurture? 149 Wilcots, E. M.
Session V. Modelling Nature versus Nurture   
Structures in Galaxies: Nature versus Nurture. Input from Theory and Simulations 157 Athanassoula, E.
How Ubiquitous are Massive Starbursts in Interacting Galaxies? 165 Matteo, P. D.; Bournaud, F.; Martig, M.; Combes, F.; Melchior, A. L.; Semelin, B.
What Does the Present Morphology of Galaxies Tell Us about Their Isolation History? 169 Hensler, G.
Starbursts in Isolated Galaxies: the Influence of the ISM Model 175 Theis, C.; Köppen, J.
The Nature of Compact Groups of Galaxies from Cosmological Simulations 179 Mamon, G. A.; Díaz-Giménez, E.
Mass and Energy Budgets in Evolving Galaxies 183 Pfenniger, D.
Session VI. Modelling and Observations at Different Lookback Times   
Main Successes and Open Problems of Current Galaxy Formation Models 191 Tissera, P. B.
Kinematic and Structural Evolution of Field and Cluster Spiral Galaxies 197 Ziegler, B. L.; Kutdemir, E.; Da Rocha, C.; Böhm, A.; Peletier, R. F.; Verdugo, M.
The Origin of Massive Galaxies in Groups and Isolated: Law and Chance from Cosmological Simulations 201 Domínguez-Tenreiro, R.; Alpresa, P.; Onorbe, J.; Martínez-Serrano, F.; Serna, A.
The Elaboration of Disk in Spiral Galaxies: Analyses of their Progenitors, 6 Gyrs Ago 205 Hammer, F.; IMAGES team
Evolution of Blue E/S0 Galaxies from z ∼ 1: Merger Remnants or Disk Rebuilding Galaxies? 209 Aguerri, J. A. L.; Huertas-Company, M.; Tresse, L.
Session VII. Fossil Groups   
Isolated Early-type Galaxies 217 Forbes, D. A.
The Formation of Isolated Elliptical Galaxies 221 Smith, R. M.; Fernández-Soto, A.; Martínez, V.; Ortiz-Gil, A.; Peris, V.; Domínguez-Tenreiro, R.; Gómez-Flechoso, M.; Niemi, S. M.
On the Nature of Fossil Galaxy Groups 225 La Barbera, F.; de Carvalho, R. R.; de la Rosa, I. G.; Sorrentino, G.; Gal, R. R.; Kohl-Moreira, J. L.
Session VIII. Future and Conclusions   
Theoretical Problems and Perspectives 233 Combes, F.
Session IX. Posters   
Isolated Galaxies vs Galaxies in Groups: a Study of Their Properties from Cosmological Simulations 241 Alpresa, P.; Onorbe, J.; Domínguez-Tenreiro, R.; Martínez-Serrano, F.; Serna, A.
Quantitative Galaxy Morphology of Five Medium Redshift Clusters 242 Ascaso, B.; Aguerri, J. A. L.; Moles, M.; Sánchez-Janssen, R.
The AMIGA Hα Imaging Study of Isolated Galaxies 243 Bergond, G.; Verley, S.; Verdes-Montenegro, L.; AMIGA Team
HII Regions Feeding the Interstellar Medium in M 83 244 Blasco-Herrera, J.; Fathi, K.; Beckman, J.; Gutiérrez, L.; Lundgren, A.; Font, J.; Hernandez, O.; Carignan, C.
Environmentally Driven Galaxy Evolution: Clues from the Local Universe 245 Bouchard, A.
Color Gradients of Dwarf Galaxies in the Coma Cluster 246 den Brok, M.; Peletier, R. F.; Kleijn, G. V.; Valentijn, E. A.; Comas, M. B.; Carter, D.
Multi–Scale Chaos in Barred Galaxies 247 Brunetti, M.; Pfenniger, D.
Galaxy Number Counts as a Probe for Voids 248 Bucklein, B. K.; Moody, J. W.; Hintz, E. G.
Massive Compact Groups at z∼0.2: Are They the Precursors of Today’s Fossil Groups? 249 Carrasco, E. R.; de Oliveira, C. M.
The Galaxy Color-mass-density Relation up to z=1 250 Cucciati, O.; Iovino, A.; Kovavc, K.; zCOSMOS Team
An Analytical Model of Spiral Galaxies An Analytical Model of Spiral Galaxies 251 Darriba, L.; Solanes, J. M.
Shell Galaxies, Dynamical Friction, and Dwarf Disruption 252 Ebrová, I.; Jungwiert, B.; Canalizo, G.; Bennert, N.; Jílková, L.
A Kinematic Study of the Neutral and Ionised Gas in Nearby Irregular Dwarf Galaxies 253 van Eymeren, J.
Superdense Massive Galaxies in the Nearby Universe 254 Ferré-Mateu, A.; Trujillo, I.
NGC765 — A Disturbed HI Giant 255 Filho, M. E.; Portas, A.; Brinks, E.; Usero, A
Synthetic Observations of Rotation Curves and the Properties of Disk Galaxies 256 Gómez, G. C.; Manríquez, A.; Fuentes-Carrera, I.
Evolution of Elliptical Galaxies since z=1.5 from Cosmological Simulations 257 González-García, A. C.; Onorbe, J.; Dominguez-Tenreiro, R.
E+S Galaxy Pairs: are they the Precursors of Fossil Groups? 258 Grützbauch, R.; Annibali, F.; Rampazzo, R.; Zeilinger, W. W.
Kinematic Signs of Halo Substructure in Spiral Galaxies 259 Herrmann, K. A.; Ciardullo, R.; Sigurdsson, S.
Search for Compact Elliptical Galaxies in SDSS DR7 260 Huxor, A.; Phillipps, S.; Harniman, R.; Price, J.
Modeling the Color Magnitude Relation for Galaxy Clusters 261 Jiménez, N.; Cora, S. A.; Castelli, A. S.; Bassino, L. P.
Molecular Gas Properties in the Most Isolated Galaxies 262 Lisenfeld, U.; Espada, D.; Leon, S.; Verdes-Montenegro, L.; Kuno, N.; Sato, N.
The Luminosity Function of Galaxies in Elliptical- dominated Groups: Clues on the Nature of Fossil Groups 263 de Oliveira, R. L.; de Oliveira, C. M.; Dupke, R.; Sodré, L.; Cypriano, E.
Galaxies and Groups in the Local Supercluster 264 Makarov, D.; Karachentsev, I.
Isolated Nearby Dwarf Galaxies and Their Stellar Populations 265 Makarova, L.; Makarov, D.
AGN in Isolated and Interacting Galaxies in the Palomar Spectroscopic Survey 266 Márquez, I.; Varela, J.; Masegosa, J.; del Olmo, A.
Molecular Gas in Hickson Compact Groups 267 Martinez-Badenes, V.; Verdes-Montenegro, L.; Lisenfeld, U.; Espada, D.
Appearance of Barred Galaxies at Early and Late Stages of Their Evolution 268 Martinez-Valpuesta, I.
The Influence of the Environment on Bar Formation 269 Méndez-Abreu, J.; Aguerri, J. A. L.; Zarattini, S.; Sánchez-Janssen, R.; Corsini, E. M.
Stellar Populations in Isolated Galaxies 270 Moultaka, J.; AMIGA collaboration
Orbital Structure of Isolated Cuspy Triaxial Galaxies 271 Muzzio, J. C.; Navone, H. D.; Zorzi, A. F.
Dust Emission from Stephan’s Quintet 272 Natale, G.; Tuffs, R.; Popescu, C.; Xu, C. K.; Fischera, J.; Lu, N.; Appleton, P.; Dopita, M.; Sulentic, J.; Gao, Y.; Yun, M.; Reach, W.; Boulanger, F.; Ogle, P.; Duc, P. A.; des Forets, G. P.
Isolated Field Ellipticals: Formation, Evolution, and Properties 273 Niemi, S.; Nurmi, P.; Heinämäki, P.
Does the LFIR-LHCN Correlation Hold for Low LFIR Isolated Galaxies? 274 Flaquer, B. O.; Leon, S.; Espada, D.; Martín, S.; Lisenfeld, U.; Verley, S.; Sabater, J.; Verdes-Montenegro, L.
The Role of Gravitational Shock Heating in Isolated Galaxies from Cosmological Simulations 275 Onorbe, J.; Dominguez-Tenreiro, R.; Martinez-Serrano, F. J.; Serna, A.
An Observer’s Guide to Build a Control Sample for Galaxy Pairs 276 Perez, J.; Tissera, P.; Blaizot, J.
A Hardening of the Ionizing Radiation across Spiral Discs? 277 Pérez-Montero, E.; lchez, J. M. V.
Isolated Galaxies in Observations and Simulations 278 Pilipenko, S.; Doroshkevich, A.
Compact Groups of Galaxies: Small, Dense, and Elusive 279 Pompei, E.; Iovino, A.
SCG0018-4854: a Young and Dynamic Group 280 Presotto, V.; Temporin, S.; Pompei, E.; Iovino, A.
The Evolution of the Tully-Fisher Relation over the Past 6 Gyr 281 Puech, M.; Hammer, F.; Flores, H.; Rodrigues, M.; Delgado, R.; Yang, Y.
Simulating Observations of Distant Galaxies with the E-ELT 282 Puech, M.; Rosati, P.; Toft, S.
Power Spectrum Analysis of Spitzer Images 283 Puerari, I.
On the Angular Momentum Evolution in Dissipationless Minor Mergers 284 Qu, Y.; Matteo, P. D.; Lehnert, M. D.; van Driel, W.
LINERs: Optical Morphology of the Emission-line Regions 285 Ramirez, A.; Masegosa, J.; Márquez, I.
Tracing Rejuvenation Events in Nearby Early-type Galaxies 286 Rampazzo, R.; Panuzzo, P.; Bressan, A.; Vega, O.; Marino, A.; Bianchi, L.; Annibali, F.; Buson, L. M.; Clemens, M.; Granato, G. L.; Silva, L.; Zeilinger, W. W.
Rotation Curve Decomposition of NGC 5278 287 Repetto, P.; Rosado, M.; Gabbasov, R.; Fuentes-Carrera, I.
The FOssil Groups Origins (FOGO) Project 288 Sánchez-Janssen, R.; FOGO Team
Isolated Pairs of Galaxies in SDSS 289 Santos, W. A.; de Novais, P. M.; Sodré, L. Jr.; de Oliveira, C. M.
The Role of Environment in the Growth of Disk Galaxies 290 Sargent, M. T.; Kovac, K.; Carollo, C. M.; Scarlata, C.; Schinnerer, E.
An N-body Tool to Study the Properties of Groups and Their Member Galaxies 291 Solanes, J. M.; Athanassoula, E.; Bosma, A.; Darriba, L.; García-Gómez, C.; Lambert, J.; del Olmo, A.; Perea, J.; Toribio, M.
The Central Kiloparsec of Seyfert Galaxies: Integral-Field Spectroscopy with OASIS 292 Stoklasová, I.; Ferruit, P.; Emsellem, E.; Jungwiert, B.; Pécontal, E.; Sánchez, S. F.
The K-band Tully-Fisher Relation for Compact Groups 293 Torres-Flores, S.; de Oliveira, C. M.; Amram, P.; Plana, H.
Properties of Galaxies In and Around Groups of Galaxies 294 Vennik, J.; Hopp, U.
Dynamics of the isolated Galaxy CIG 0314 295 Verley, S.; Rosado, M.; Repetto, P.; Gabbasov, R.; Verdes-Montenegro, L.; Bergond, G.; Fuentes-Carrera, I.; Durbala, A.
A Gemini/GMOS-S Spectroscopic Study of Arp-Madore Galaxies 296 Winge, C.; Riffel, R.; Krabbe, A.; Pastoriza, M.
Cold Gas in Isolated Elliptical Galaxies 297 Wolter, A.; Vergani, D.; Trinchieri, G.
Author Index 299 Verdes-Montenegro, Lourdes; del Olmo, Ascensíon; Sulentic, Jack W.
Back Matter 999 Verdes-Montenegro, Lourdes; del Olmo, Ascensíon; Sulentic, Jack W.