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The Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society's (FMCS) 2016 Workshop will be held in
Shepherdstown, WV from February 16-19th. This two-day Workshop will provide a basic
understanding of population genetic tools and their application in the conservation of freshwater
mollusks. The Workshop curriculum will include morning lecture sessions providing a basic
understanding of population genetic theory, and afternoon sessions built around case studies that
will allow attendees to apply their new knowledge using actual data on freshwater mollusks. The
Workshop also will include a series of presentations from experts in conservation genetics, a poster
session, and mixers with opportunities for conversation among presenters and attendees.
history of the FMCS dates back to two UMRCC-sponsored symposia that were held in 1992 and
1995 in St. Louis, Missouri, that examined the status, conservation and management needs of
freshwater mussels. These symposia ultimately resulted in the formation of the FMCS in 1999. The
theme for this workshop is Population Genetics and Conservation of Freshwater Mollusks.
Each day will be finished with either a social gathering, or the poster session, offering multiple
opportunities to network among attendees.
The FMCS is a not-for-profit, dedicated to the advocacy and conservation science of freshwater
mollusk resources. The FMCS workshop provides a great opportunity to network and build
relationships with conservation professionals from state and federal government, industry, and
conservation organizations. The Society has a membership of 500, and 250 members generally
attend the biennial symposiums. These professionals are constantly working to conserve freshwater
mollusks, and we need your help. We are requesting monetary sponsorship to help cover the costs
of the symposium facilities.