More than 60 faculty members and student researchers and other mollusk enthusiasts are expected to attend the 48th annual meeting of the Western Society of Malacologists June 26-27 on campus. Danielle Zacherl, associate professor of biological science and the organization’s president, is hosting the meeting. CSUF scholars will be among the attendees and presenters.
Goals of the organization, established in 1968, include improving the understanding of mollusks — such as oysters, snails and clams — encouraging students to enter into the field of malacology and supporting their research with grants. Research grant recipients include biological science major Amanda Bird, who received $500 for her work studying the pinto abalone habitat in Southern California.