As co-chair of the systematics committee of the American Malacological Society (Ken Hayes is the other co-chair), I'd like to take this moment to share a link on a new book, which has just been released entitled "Freshwater Mollusks of the World - A Distribution Atlas" edited by myself and Kevin S. Cummings and including contributing authors from around the world. For more information about the book and list of contributing authors, please go to:
Although the publisher states it won't be shipped until April, it is now being shipped.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
World Congress of Malacology 2019 - Pacific Grove, California
The 2019 World Congress of Malacology will be held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California, 11-16 August, 2019. This “Refuge by the Sea” is ideally situated on the shores of beautiful Monterey Peninsula of California’s central coast, and boasts 107 acres of forests, dunes and beaches. Monterey Bay Aquarium and historic Cannery Row, as well as the scenic Big Sur Coastline, are short drives away. The meeting will be jointly sponsored by UNITAS Malacologica, the American Malacological Society (AMS) and the Western Society of Malacologists (WSM).
The congress will last five days, with four days of talks and one day mid-week scheduled for field trips. Participants have several travel options: Monterey Regional Airport, serviced by a number of regional airlines, is 8 miles from Asilomar and a short cab ride away. Mineta San Jose International is 80 miles to the north and San Francisco International Airport is 110 miles to the north; the Monterey Airbus departs SFO and SJC almost hourly and takes passengers directly to Asilomar. Congress attendees are strongly encouraged to stay at Asilomar. Lodging costs include all meals, including the banquet. The cost for staying onsite can be reduced by sharing rooms, and residence options include single, double, triple, and quadruple rooms. An upcharge in registration fees will be applied to anyone staying offsite in order to offset charges incurred by meeting attendees that are not included in the residence package. Given the concurrent “Little Car Show” and “Rotary Concours Auto Rally” in Pacific Grove that week, alternative sources of accommodation are expected to be expensive and in short supply. Participants are encouraged to book soon to reserve their spot at Asilomar before our excess rooms are released.Abstract submission, registration and housing reservations are now open. Please see https://www.calacademy.org/world-congress-of-malacology-2019. Additional details on the scientific program and field trip options will be coming soon. Early registration ends April 15!
Thursday, February 8, 2018
The 84th Annual American Malacological Society (AMS) and 51st Western Society of Malacologists (WSM) meetings will be co-hosted in Honolulu, Hawaii this year from June 19th-23rd, 2018. The meeting will be held at the beautiful Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel and begin with a reception at the Waikiki Aquarium and end with a banquet at the Bishop Museum. Please do your best to attend this years meeting and take part in all things malacological including an opportunity to explore Hawaii. Get all the details of the meeting at the following link: https://ams.wildapricot.org/