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K-State Today

March 12, 2018

K-State to host American Society of Mammalogists annual meeting in June

Submitted by Sarah Hancock


Kansas State University will host the 98th annual meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists June 25-29. Registration and abstract submission are available through March 31.

The meeting will offer five workshops, two symposia and two plenary sessions. Workshop topics will include using unmanned aerial vehicles in biological research, mammalian parasites, alternatives to academic careers, interview strategies and using Wallace software. Symposia topics are bat conservation and mammalian paleoecology. The capstone speaker is Blaire Van Valkenburgh, professor and vertebrate paleobiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Andrew Hope, research assistant professor in the K-State Division of Biology, is on the conference planning committee. Along with co-hosts Adam Ahlers and Drew Ricketts, assistant professors of wildlife and outdoors management in the department of horticulture and natural resources, Hope is pleased to have the opportunity to host the conference at K-State.

"We are excited to have this international conference come to the Great Plains, and I encourage K-State faculty and students with interests in any aspects of mammalian biology to participate. In addition to the workshops, talks and posters on campus, the meeting social venues will include the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Konza Prairie Biological Station," Hope said.

Peter Dorhout, K-State vice president for research, likes to see investigators bring conferences to campus.

"We appreciate the efforts of our faculty to promote K-State and the great work we do by hosting a meeting or conference of a professional society. These meetings help showcase our campus and community, recruit future faculty and graduate students, and offer additional opportunities for our own students to participate and network with leaders in the field," Dorhout said.

Find more information about the conference and register. Follow the conference on Twitter: @MammalMeetings

The Division of Biology, the College of Agriculture, the horticulture and natural resources department, and the Office of the Vice President for Research provided sponsorships for the conference.