Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 AMS meeting was held virtually this year. The conference was held on the conferencing platform Whova. The Whova webpage with all details for the conference can be found here.
Members of the American Malacological Society spend their lives studying and appreciating the wonderful diversity of form, function and ecological breadth of mollusks. We recognize that certain aspects of malacological research and collections have benefitted from historical associations with colonization and systems of oppression, such as slavery, and that societies such as AMS, have not been equally accessible to all people. We acknowledge this history and commit to the future of our Society by finding and supporting the next generation of malacologists with this in mind, as we look to advance our field through an inclusive lens. AMS welcomes all malacologists regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, religion, or disability. We expect our members to respect the diverse perspectives that come together at our meetings and take every opportunity to help the Society become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive through recruiting, supporting and encouraging new people of all backgrounds.
The American Malacological Society offers multiple awards to students conducting research in the field of malacology, including two presentation awards: the Constance Boone Award for Best Student Presentation and Charlie Sturm Award for Best Student Presentation on Bivalves; and two research awards: the Melbourne R. Carriker Student Research Award and Richard E. Petit Student Research Award for Revisionary Taxonomy and Systematics of Mollusks.
Applications for student research awards are due on March 31st. See information about the application process here!