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Underwater noise resulting from submarine sonar can have serious impacts on marine mammals, specifically the largest clade of cetaceans - whales, dolphins and porpoises. The U.S. Navy strategically plans sonar operations to minimize impacts to these animals. However, research was needed to set ...
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The latest issues of Journal of Mammalogy is now available online http://jmammal.oxfordjournals.org/content/97/3
The issue includes new guidelines for the use of wild mammals in research and education, descriptions of 4 species and 1 genus, with papers on wolves, moose, ground squirrels, red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris and Tamiasciurus hudsonicus), bats, echindas, and cetaceans and more.
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The ‪#‎MondayMammal‬ is the Large-eared Pika. Despite having the largest pinnae in the Family, Large-eared Pika rely on vocal communication less than other species of pika.
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Applications for the ASM and Shadle Fellowships are now being accepted at http://www.mammalsociety.org/applications/
Applications are due by 1 May 2016, and fellowship recipients will be announced in June at the annual meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists in Minneapolis.
Please scroll down on the "applications" page for further information about each fellowship. Students may apply for both fellowships with a single application (there is a check box on the application form for this). This year, the amount of the Shadle Fellowship will be ~$4,600, and the ASM Fellowship will be $7,500 (note that these amounts differ from those on the website, because there is some variation from year to year).
There are a couple of key differences between these fellowships that we would like to bring to your attention, because they do affect a student's eligibility for one or the other, and are sometimes overlooked. The Shadle Fellowship can only be awarded to a graduate student enrolled at an institution in the United States (although the recipient may be a citizen of another country or conduct research in another country), while the ASM Fellowship may be awarded to a student enrolled at an institution anywhere in the world. And although both recognize achievement and potential in research in mammalogy, the ASM Fellowship also recognizes service to the American Society of Mammalogists.
Please contact Karen Mabry (kmabry@nmsu.edu) with any additional questions about these fellowships, and the Grants-in-Aid Committee looks forward to reading about the accomplishments of our students!
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Proposals for Symposia and Workshops for the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists are now being accepted. The meeting will take place on the campus of the University of Idaho, Moscow, 23-27 June 2017. An updated version of the guidelines and application form can be found on the ASM website (http://www.mammalsociety.org/committees/program#tab7). Application deadline is 21 March 2016!

Please direct questions and submit completed proposals to the Symposium and Workshops Subcommittee Chair, Neal Platt (neal.platt@gmail.com).
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We are excited to announce that we now have a searchable database of U.S. mammals by state! http://www.mammalogy.org/mammals-list
There are likely some spelling mistakes and errors in the database, and we are working to correct them as soon as we find them. This represents plenty of work by the Public Education Committee.
Mam·mal·o·gy / a branch of zoology dealing with mammals. Mam·mal·o·gist / a person with the best job in the world! About ASM · Committees · Grants · Publications · Meetings · Education · Join ASM · Donate Now. Mammal Species List Search. Mammal Species List Search. Use the filters below to find ...
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2016 Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the use of wild mammals in research and education

http://jmammal.oxfordjournals.org/content/97/3/663.abstract
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We have an exciting meeting planned for this year! The scientific program will include simultaneous technical sessions, poster sessions, as well as workshops, symposia, and plenary speakers. A full social agenda is planned with field trips, picnic, Run-for-Research, student pizza party, auction, and awards ceremony and social.
LATE REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 10TH!!!
Registration is now open for ASM 2016! Register online now (https://outreach.ksu.edu/etrakWebApp/Registration.aspx…)! Please keep in mind that your login password for conference registration is different than your society password used to access the ASM Business Office site. If you do not remember your password from previous years, simply select “retrieve your forgotten password” and it will be sent to your e-mail quickly.
A LA CARTE OPTIONS STILL AVAILABLE
As a reminder, do not forget to register for the meeting a la carte options! There are still seats available for the pre-meeting workshops and fieldtrips. Tickets also can be purchased for the Picnic and Awards Social during the registration process. If you already registered and would like to add an a la carte item, you can go back and update your registration (https://outreach.ksu.edu/etrakWebApp/Registration.aspx…)!
In addition, print versions of the program and abstract booklets will only be available for purchase this year! If you wish to have a hard copy of either, please make sure to include this in your meeting registration (https://outreach.ksu.edu/etrakWebApp/Registration.aspx…). A limited supply of hard copies will be available for purchase at the registration table. Alternatively, the program and abstract booklet are available on the meeting website for FREE and can be downloaded as a PDF for use on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. The program and abstract booklet also will be available via the Guidebook app (https://guidebook.com/getit/). Guidebook is FREE and available for download on iOS, Android, Blackberry, or Mobile Web.
RESERVE YOUR ROOM AND MAKE TRAVEL PLANS FOR ASM 2016
Housing: A variety of housing options are available this year. Although room blocks have ended at meeting hotels, campus dorm housing and meal plans are still available. Check out the meeting travel page for more information (http://conferences.k-state.edu/mammalog…/travel-and-lodging/)!
Transportation: Airlines servicing Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport include American, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, and Southwest. The airport also offers various car rental options. There are several options for travel from the airport to the hotels ranging from taxis and shuttles to public transportation. To research the method that best suits you, please see the options online. Minneapolis is also serviced by Greyhound and Amtrak.
Parking: Meeting attendees staying at conference hotels can utilize onsite parking. Please consult the hotel front desk for options and pricing. For those staying in the campus dorm housing, visitor parking is available in the 21st Avenue Ramp and 19th Street Ramp. Either ramp has a maximum rate of $12.00 per day.
OPENING SOCIAL TWEETUP!!!
What’s a Tweetup? A Tweetup is a social gathering where a group of friends on Twitter meet. This year’s Tweetup will occur at the Opening Social on the evening of Friday, June 24th. Please be sure to spread the word about mammalogy by using the meeting hashtag ‪#‎ASMgopher‬ or by following ASM on Twitter!
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Please join us June 20-24, 2017, in Moscow, Idaho for the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Idaho, nestled in the hills of the Palouse region of the Great Northwest. Learn about the latest advances in the study of mammals and interact with researchers and educators specializing in the biology of these fascinating animals. Come and enjoy everything this picturesque region has to offer!
For more information, visit the meeting website (http://conferences.k-state.edu/mammalogists/).
Contact:
Tony Ballard
K-State Conference Services
Phone: 785-532-2402
Email: tballard@k-state.edu
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The latest Mammalian Species account is now published, Dasypus hybridus (Cingulata: Dasypodidae)
Agustín M. Abba and Mariella Superina
Mamm Species 2016 48: 10-20
http://mspecies.oxfordjournals.org/content/mspecies/48/931/10
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We have an exciting meeting planned for this year! The scientific program will include simultaneous technical sessions, poster sessions, as well as workshops, symposia, and plenary speakers. A full social agenda is planned with field trips, picnic, Run-for-Research, student pizza party, auction, and awards ceremony and social.
SAVE MONEY AND REGISTER NOW!!!
Registration is now open for ASM 2016! Register online now (https://outreach.ksu.edu/etrakWebApp/Login.aspx…)! Please keep in mind that your login password for conference registration is different than your society password used to access the ASM Business Office site. If you do not remember your password from previous years, simply select “retrieve your forgotten password” and it will be sent to your e-mail quickly. Regular registration ends March 31st!!!
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE – MARCH 31ST AT 5 PM (CDT)!!!
Share your research with hundreds of mammalogists from around the world. Submit your abstract for an oral presentation or poster for ASM 2016! Abstract submissions will close on March 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Central Daylight Time).
All presenters must register and submit full payment for the conference prior to submitting their abstract. This MUST be done prior to 5:00 pm (Central Daylight Time) on March 31st to ensure timely processing. After registering for the conference, you will receive two auto reply confirmation receipts. After verifying your registration, you will receive a separate confirmation letter that will contain information about how to submit an abstract. An abstract will not be accepted for the program until the presenting author has registered and paid in full.
NEW THIS YEAR! Oral presenters interested in participating in a solicited Thematic Session can indicate such during abstract submission. These sessions are intended to highlight research in new and important areas. Thematic Sessions will occur alongside regular technical sessions but may use alternative formatting as necessary (e.g., 30-minute talks). Session topics this year include Climate Change and High-Latitude Mammals, Microbiome of Non-Model Organisms, Phylogenomics, and 5-Minute Lightning Talks. Abstracts will be vetted and selected for each Thematic Session by the Program Committee. Please contact John Hanson (j.delton.hanson@researchtesting.com) for more information!
RESERVE YOUR ROOM AND MAKE TRAVEL PLANS FOR ASM 2016
Housing: A variety of housing options are available this year, including campus dorm housing. Reservations should be made before the end of May for most housing options. Be sure to reference the American Society of Mammalogists to receive the conference group rate at the meeting hotels. Check out the meeting travel page http://conferences.k-state.edu/mammalog…/travel-and-lodging/ for more information!
Transportation: Airlines servicing Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport include American, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, and Southwest. The airport also offers various car rental options. There are several options for travel from the airport to the hotels ranging from taxis and shuttles to public transportation. To research the method that best suits you, please see the options online. Minneapolis is also serviced by Greyhound and Amtrak.
For more information, visit the meeting website (http://conferences.k-state.edu/mammalogists/).
Contact:
Tony Ballard
K-State Conference Services
Phone: 785-532-2402
Email: tballard@k-state.edu
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The ‪#‎MondayMammal‬ is the Side-striped Jackal, which frequent areas of human use for food subsides & to avoid competition with sympatric jackals
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Introduction
The American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) was established in 1919 for the purpose of promoting interest in the study of mammals.

In addition to being among the most charismatic of animals, mammals are important in many disciplines from paleontology to ecology and evolution. We, of course, are mammals and thus are in the interesting position of studying ourselves in quest of a greater understanding of the role of mammals in the natural world.

The ASM is currently composed of over 4,500 members, many of whom are professional scientists. Members of the Society have always had a strong interest in the public good, and this is reflected in their involvement in providing information for public policy, resources management, conservation, and education.

The Society hosts annual meetings and maintains several publications. The flagship publication is the Journal of Mammalogy, a journal produced six times per year that accepts submissions on all aspects of mammalogy. The ASM also publishes Mammalian Species (accounts of individual species), and Special Publications, books that pertain to specific taxa or topics, and we maintain a mammal images library which contains many exceptional photographs of mammals.