Call for Papers, Western Society of Malacologists

Terry S. Arnold tarnold at cts.com
Sun Feb 18 23:22:41 EST 1996


WESTERN SOCIETY OF MALACOLOGISTS
                     ANNUAL MEETING SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
                              23 - 27 JUNE, 1996

                                CALL FOR PAPERS

      The Western Society of Malacologists will hold its 29th
annual meeting June 23-27, 1996 at the newly renovated Handlery
Hotel & Resort, Hotel Circle, San Diego California. 

      Scientific papers on all aspects of mollusks are solicited.
Planned symposia will include BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION OF CYPRAEOIDEA,
FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY & NATURAL HISTORY OF MOLLUSCAN FEEDING, and
INVERTEBRATE DNA: PROSPECTS & PROBLEMS.

      Deadline for titles of talks is May 1. Deadline for abstracts
is June 1. Abstracts should be typed in a 5-inch square box,
containing less than 250 words, in a format similar to the sample
abstract shown below. We intend to print your abstract in the
meeting program just as it is received. Dark type is desirable.

      Field trips are planned to Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute,
paleontology sites in San Diego County, and Stephen Birch Aquarium
at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Local and Mexico SCUBA
diving trips can be arranged.

               SYMPOSIA

      BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION OF CYPRAEOIDEA:

      Symposium Chairs: Terry Arnold and Lindsey Groves.                

      Topics include almost any aspect of cypreaoidean and/or
trivioidean biology and evolution, such as paleontology, shell
morphology & mineralogy, systematics, biogeography....

      Abstracts should be submitted as-soon-as-possible to Lindsey
T. Groves or Terry Arnold. (Addresses are shown below.) 

      FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY & NATURAL HISTORY OF MOLLUSCAN FEEDING:

      Symposium Chair: Hans Bertsch.

      Any study on predation by mollusks is welcome; special
emphasis will be given to the correlation between radular or gill
morphology and prey selection. This symposium will also include
papers on feeding preferences, seasonal or geographic variations,
parasitism, behavioral interactions with prey, and other life
history studies on how mollusks, past or present, obtain
nourishment.

      Abstracts should be submitted as-soon-as-possible to Hans
Bertsch or Hugh Bradner. (Addresses are shown below.)

      INVERTEBRATE DNA: PROSPECTS AND PROBLEMS:

      Symposium Chair: Michael Hellberg.

      This symposium will introduce non-specialists to the use of
invertebrate DNA and techniques of its application, followed by
papers on using DNA to study species evolution, generic
relationships, etc. Papers on any aspect of the subject are
welcome.

      Abstracts should be submitted as-soon-as-possible to Michael
Hellberg or Hugh Bradner.  (Addresses are shown below.)

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                   PREFERRED FORM FOR WSM MEETING ABSTRACTS.
The sample abstract shown below complies with the preferred form for WSM 
meeting abstracts.

           BEACH MOLLUSCAN THANATOCOENOSES IN
            PETER THE GREAT BAY, SEA OF JAPAN
               OPEN AND SHELTERED BEACHES
                                          
          Konstantin A. Lutaenko 
The Institute Museum, Institute of Marine Biology 
Far East Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences 
            Vladivostok, Russia
                                                          
        Molluscan thanatocoenoses have been studied in 35 areas on the 
coast
 of Peter the Great Bay (north-western part of the Sea of Japan). The
 taxonomic composition of the thanatocoenoscs commonly reflects
 environmental variability.  The shallow waters and environmental mixing
 does not play a significant role in the formation of those death
 assemblages in the both open and sheltered bays- There seems to be
 minimal postmortem migration of molluscan shells between open and
 semi-enclosed bays. It was found that heterochronous shell material of 
the
 Holocene age is a usual component of the beach thanatocoenoses in
 semi-enclosed, sheltered areas due to erosional action of rivers.
 ..................................................................
      
      There will be an auction and a book/reprint sale to support
student grants. 

      Please send donations of mollusks to
Dr. Henry W. Chaney
Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol Road,  Santa Barbara CA  93105.
Phone (805) 682-4711 ext.334
fax  (805) 963-9679
e-mail inverts at sbmnh.rain.org

      Please send books, journals and reprints to
Dr. George L. Kennedy
Department of Geological Sciences
San Diego State University, San Diego CA 92182-1020.
Phone (619) 667-1030
...................................................................

      For further information and details contact 

Dr. Hugh Bradner, President WSM
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive,  La Jolla CA  92093-0225
Phone (619) 459-7681.
fax (619) 459-0657.
e-mail hbradner at ucsd.edu  

Kim Hutsell, Co-chairman WSM Annual Meeting
5804 Lauretta Street #2,  San Diego CA  92110
Phone (619) 294-3914

Terry Arnold
2975 B St. San Diego, CA  92102
Phone (619) 235-8181
FAX modem (619) 235-0016
e-mail tarnold at cts.com

Dr. Hans Bertsch
192 Imperial Beach Blvd. #A  
Imperial Beach  CA 91932
Phone (619) 423-8900 
FAX (619) 563-7194

Lindsey T. Groves
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90007
Phone (213) 744-3376/3485
FAX (213) 746-2999
      
Dr. Michael Hellberg
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92093-0202
Phone (619) 534-42146
e-mail mhellberg at ucsd.edu



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