2013 Student Conference on Conservation Science New York
The fourth annual Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York (SCCS-NY) was held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York from October 7-9, 2015. Over 200 students, postdocs, and early-career scientists, representing 53 countries and 25 U.S. states, got together at the museum to take part in the only international series of conservation conferences featuring students.
Emerging conservation scientists were provided with opportunities to present and get feedback on their work, gain experience and make contacts to help them launch their careers. In addition to plenary talks, panel discussions and mentorship from 51 leading conservation professionals, selected participants presented their research through 90 talks, speed talks and poster presentations. Participants were offered 7 in-depth, interactive workshops on a variety of conservation topics, and a Resource and Career Fair with more than a dozen representatives from NGOs, government agencies and universities.
SCCS-NY is a sister conference to the highly successful SCCS-Cambridge, founded in 2000 by the University of Cambridge. Since then, the SCCS family has expanded to include conferences in Bangalore, Brisbane, and Beijing.
The Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York 2015 was organized by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History in partnership with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Princeton University, the Earth Institute of Columbia University, and University of Cambridge. The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation is grateful to the Edgar M. Cullman, Jr. Family and Vivian Donnelley, Strachan Donnelley Family Charitable Lead Unitrust for their generous support of this conference.
Conference Program Overview
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
|3:00pm||Questions for a Resilient Future - Presented by the Center for Humans and Nature and the American Museum of Natural History|
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
|8:00am||Registration & Breakfast|
|9:00am||Plenary Address by Dr. David K. Skelly: Conservation on the Suburban Frontier|
|9:55am||Talk Session: Conservation Genetics|
|11:35am||Talk Session: Connectivity and Conservation|
|2:15pm||Speed Talk Session: Advancing Conservation Management|
|3:10pm||Speed Talk Discussion & Break|
|3:55pm||Talk Session: Ecosystem Change and Conservation|
|5:10pm||Poster Session & Pizza Party|
|6:30pm||Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Panel Discussion: This Year in Conservation|
Thursday, October 10th, 2015
|8:30am||Registration & Breakfast|
|9:00am||Talk Session: Conservation at the Landscape Scale|
|10:45am||Talk Session: Socio-ecological Systems|
|2:20pm||Speed Talk Session: Biodiversity in Changing Ecosystems|
|3:15pm||Speed-Talk Discussion & Break|
|4:00pm||Plenary Address by Dr. Rodolfo Dirzo: Conservation beyond taxa: Threats to ecological processes in tropical systems|
|4:45pm||Awards & Closing|
Friday, October 11th, 2013
|9:00am||Workshop Session I|
|2:00pm||Workshop Session II|
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