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2010 American Arachnological Society Meeting

2010 Arachnological Society Annual Meeting

The 2010 American Arachnological Society annual meeting will be co-hosted by Harriot College’s Department of Biology and the North Carolina Center for Biodiversity Friday, June 11, through Tuesday, June 15. The five-day meeting will include presentations by various researchers, poster sessions, a business meeting, student awards banquet and a field trip to Cape Lookout National Seashore.

“It’s an honor for East Carolina University, the Department of Biology, and the North Carolina Center for Biodiversity to host the 34th annual meeting of the American Arachnological Society,” said Jason Bond, director of the North Carolina Center for Biodiversity. “It’s a great opportunity for people to visit ECU and to see what the community of Greenville has to offer.” 

The AAS was founded in 1972 to facilitate and promote the study of arachnids - spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks and their kin. Currently, the society has a few hundred members worldwide. During this year’s annual meeting, approximately 110 members of the society will be on ECU’s campus. For additional information about the AAS, visit their Web Site at www.americanarachnology.org/AAS.html.