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Symposia and sessions



Abstract submission

Student issues


AMS auction


T-shirts & mugs


AMS Membership


AMS 2015 Group photo



Thanks to all those who participated in and contributed to the meeting!





The 81st annual meeting of the American Malacological Society took place from August 28-31, 2015 at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) in Pellston, Michigan. The program included a keynote speaker, symposia and special sessions, contributed talks and posters, field trips, an auction to earn funds to support student research, Welcome Reception, Banquet and impromptu field excursions.



Meeting venue


The UMBS is nestled “up north” adjacent to Douglas Lake, one of the many inland lakes of Michigan, on approximately 10,000 acres of mostly secondary-growth forest near the northern edge of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula (about 20 minutes south of the Mackinac Bridge). With about 150 buildings on site, including an auditorium and large seminar room, classrooms, laboratories, cabins, dorm rooms, dorm lounge and dining hall, the station has served students and researchers for over 100 years. The self-contained and relatively rustic setting of the meeting should create an informal and lively camp-like atmosphere that will provide plenty of opportunities for interactions and conversation and impromptu field excursions.





Meeting sponsors and contributors


AMS symposium funds, the University of Michigan (UM) Office of Research, UM’s College of Literature Science and the Arts, UM's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UM's Museum of Zoology (UMMZ) and the UMMZ's Mollusk Division have graciously provided funds to support students as well as various activities and events at AMS 2015. The AMS 2015 logo was designed by John Megahan (University of Michigan) and includes an artistic representation of the elusive northern Michigan pondsnail Stagnicola petoskeyensis.



For more information


Tom Duda

1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109

Phone: 734-764-2358




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