American Society of Mammalogists
97th Annual Meeting
97th Annual Meeting
We invite you to attend the 96th annual meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The meeting will take place 24-28 June 2016 on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. The campus is set on the banks of the Mississippi River and is surrounded by a vibrant metropolitan community. With award-winning theaters, great museums, world-class restaurants, exciting sports venues, and many craft breweries, you will have plenty to do while you are here.
If you want to catch a glimpse of a moose or hear wolves call, the remote Gunflint Trail is a six-hour drive north. The headwaters of the Mississippi River and the pristine wilderness of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area are each only four hours away. Even closer, the north shore of Lake Superior offers hiking, camping, kayaking, and sightseeing opportunities. Surrounding lakes have outstanding fishing for walleye, Muskie, and lake trout. Within the city itself, you can canoe the Chain of Lakes, bike or hike the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway, or take a riverboat ride on the Mississippi River. If you are bringing your family, they can entertain and/or educate themselves at the Mall of America, the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Children’s Museum, the Como Zoo and Conservatory, and Minnesota Zoos, as well as a host of other venues.
This year’s meeting will offer an exciting program with two symposia, two plenary sessions, three workshops, in addition to the diversity of high-quality contributed papers and posters. We are honored to have Dr. Ali Swanson as our capstone presenter. Symposia will cover topics of Big Data in Mammalogy and Morphometric approaches to studying mammalian evolution and ecology. The two plenary sessions will feature student Honoraria and Fellowship recipients and the 2015 recipients of the ASM Grinnell, Merriam, and Leopold Awards—Dr. Robert C. Dowler, Dr. Bruce Patterson, and Dr. Andrew T. Smith.