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Written by: Nancy Moncrief
Thursday June 25, 2015

I recently attended the 95th annual conference of The American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) in Jacksonville, Florida.  ASM is an international group of more than 2,500 scientists who study all aspects of non-human mammals.  I’ve been attending the annual meeting of this group since 1979, and in that time, I’ve only missed 3 meetings.

This year, there were more than 300 attendees, including university professors, museum curators, wildlife biologists, and university students pursuing graduate degrees. There were more than 200 technical presentations that reported new information for topics including ecology, behavior, conservation, physiology, and evolution. Some of these were 12-minute talks that used PowerPoint to illustrate and explain research methods and results; others were posters that illustrated and described methods and results on 3 x 4 foot banners.

I presented the results of some of my research with Mike Fies, who works for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. I also moderated a technical session of 12-minute PowerPoint presentations.  In addition, several colleagues and I discussed new collaborative research projects that we’ll be conducting over the next year or so.

Posters presenting research results were displayed throughout the 95th annual conference of the American Society of Mammalogists in Jacksonville, Florida.   Photo credit: N. Moncrief
Posters presenting research results were displayed throughout the 95th annual conference of the American Society of Mammalogists in Jacksonville, Florida.   Photo credit: N. Moncrief

Tags: Biology, Dr. Nancy Moncrief, Mammals, Research and Collections

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