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Scientific symposia and special sessions

 

Early Career Malacologists

 

Co-organizers: Jingchun Li (Harvard University) and Alvin Alejandrino (Whittier College)

 

 

8/29: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Great Lakes Malacology

 

Co-organizers: Dave Zanatta (Central Michigan University) and Dan Graf (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point)

 

8/29: 2:30 – 4:10 PM and 8/30: 8:40 – 10:00 AM

Marine Molluscs

 

Organizer: Fabio Moretzsohn (Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

 

8/29: 2:30 – 4:10 PM and 8/30: 8:40 – 10:00 AM

Poster Session

 

 

 

 

8/29: 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Invasives

 

Co-organizers: Dianna Padilla (Stony Brook University) and Beth Davis-Berg (Columbia College)

 

8/30: 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Phylogeny

 

Organizer: Ellen Strong (Smithsonian Institution)

 

 

8/30: 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Pacific Island Land Snails

 

Co-organizers: Ken Hayes (Howard University) and Norine Yeung (University of HawaiĠi)

 

8/30: 2:30 – 5:10 PM

Contributed talks

 

 

 

 

8/30: 2:30 – 5:10 PM

Conservation of Molluscs

 

Co-organizers: Chuck Lydeard (Western Illinois University) and Paul Johnson (Alabama Aquatic Diversity Center)

 

8/31: 8:00 – 11:30 AM

Field Trips

 

Freshawater molluscs of the UMBS (led by Dave Zanatta) and Land snails of the UMBS (led by Tim Pearce)

 

8/31: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

 

 

Keynote address

 

Alison Sweeney (University of Pennsylvania) will provide a plenary keynote address at the meeting. Alison investigates the evolution and functional diversity of optical devices of molluscs that are associated with vision and camouflage and that facilitate photosynthesis of symbionts. The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology is sponsoring this event.

 

 

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