BivAToL presentations at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Malacological Society
From July 23-29, 2011, BivAToL participants attended the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Malacological Society at Duquesne University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Paula Mikkelsen (PRI) presented the first paper in the keynote symposium, “Mollusks: The Great Unanswered Questions,” entitled “Marine Bivalvia — a Discussion of Known Unknowns,” coauthored by Rudiger Bieler. Dan Graf also presented in this symposium with his invited paper entitled “Global Freshwater Bivalve Diversity.” Ilya Temkin presented a paper in the “Cretaceous and Cenozoic Molluscan Paleontology Symposium,” coauthored with Ellen Strong, entitled “Evolution of the alimentary system in heterodont bivalves,” about his excellent anatomical work on bivalve stomachs. John M. Pfeiffer III, a University of Alabama student under Dan Graf, presented a poster entitled “Polyphyly of the Freshwater Mussel Genus Lamprotula (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionidae)” and won the Best Student Poster Award at the meeting. The complete meeting program can be accessed online (PDF format). Paula has been a member of this scientific society since 1978.