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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



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


8/30: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM



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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