Florida United Malacologists (FUM) 2014 – First Announcement

The fifth meeting of Florida United Malacologists (FUM) will take place on
Saturday, April 12, 2014, at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum (BMSM) on
Sanibel Island, Florida. The one-day gathering is designed to enhance
communication among professional, collectors, citizen scientists, and
student malacologists, with topics including, but not limited to, biology,
ecology, paleontology, archaeology, and conservation. FUM follows the
pattern established by similar informal gatherings such as BAM (Bay Area
Malacologists), SCUM (Southern California United Malacologists), MAM
(Mid-Atlantic Malacologists), and OVUM (Ohio (River) Valley United

Presentations are limited to 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.
Presenters are required to submit a brief abstract limited to 150 words or
less. The gathering will be free to presenters and pre-registered
participants. We are making arrangements for a possible fossil field trip
on Sunday, April 13. Visits to the BMSM collection and library will be
limited to two days prior to the gathering, Thursday, April 10, and Friday,
April 11. Box lunches and dinner at a local restaurant (to be arranged) will
be available at cost to participants and presenters. An event reservation
form will be posted soon on the Museum web site (www.shellmuseum.org).
Seating is limited, so please return the reservation form prior to March 15,

Please send inquiries and reservations to BMSM Curator Dr. José H. Leal, at
jleal@shellmuseum.org. The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 31,
2014. The FUM program including abstracts and times of presentations will be
posted on the Museum web site, http://www.shellmuseum.org, shortly after the topic
submission deadline.

Kind regards to all,

José H. Leal, Ph.D., Curator & Director of Education
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
Editor, The Nautilus
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3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road
Sanibel, FL 33957 USA
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