Paleonet: WSM 2017 fossil mollusk session

Lindsey Groves lgroves at
Tue Jan 17 18:27:33 GMT 2017



Western Society of Malacologists, 50th annual meeting
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County & University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
19-23 June, 2017

       Abstracts and/or posters for Current Research in Fossil Mollusca 2017 are now being accepted as part of the 50th annual meeting of the Western Society of Malacologists to be held at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California on Wednesday, 21 June, 2017.   Topics may include any local, regional, or worldwide fossil molluscan subject including (but not limited to) biostratigraphy, systematics, paleobiogeography, paleoclimatology, or paleoecology.   Talks will be limited to ten minutes plus five minutes for Q&A.  Please submit abstract (with length limited to 350 words including title and authors) in Times New Roman, 12 pt. as a .doc .docx or rtf.  Abstracts should include ...

*Title: Concise and descriptive, bold font left justified
*Author(s): Last name first, followed by initials, presenting author underlined, plain font, left justified
*Author(s) affiliation: Include full postal address and email for all authors, italics, left justified
*Main body: Use standard scientific English, avoid contractions, plain font, left justified
*References: Author(s), year, title, journal (not abbreviated), volume, inclusive pages

Posters, which will be exhibited during the session, should not be larger than 40 x 30 inches

The closing date for abstracts will be 14 April, 2017.  Formatted abstracts should be sent to Lindsey T. Groves lgroves at<mailto:lgroves at> and Austin Hendy ahendy at<mailto:ahendy at> and note in the subject line "WSM abstract [your last name]."  WSM membership is not required for submitting an abstract and/or poster but attending authors must register for the meeting at  Please feel free to share this announcement with colleagues, students, and anyone interested in fossil mollusk research.

NOTE: Please notice that Richard Squires is not on the circulation list ... we will be honoring Dick with the WSM "Award of Honor" for his 40+ years of outstanding fossil molluscan research.   We would like to keep it a secret and surprise him during the session on 21 June ... so please, let's keep this part confidential!.  MANY thanks in advance.


Lindsey and Austin

Lindsey T. Groves
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Malacology Section, Collection Manager
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90007
lgroves at
213-763-3376 (voice)
213-746-2999 (fax)
"Take it to the limit ... one more time" Eagles (1977) [Don Henley, Glenn Frey, & Randy Meisner]

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