2013 Student Conference on Conservation Science New York
The American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and its partners invite graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career professionals to take part in the fourth annual Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York (SCCS-NY). Interactions with established conservationists will encourage collaborations, inspire further research, and launch lasting associations.
Be among the emerging generation of conservation professionals networking and exchanging ideas with leaders in science, policy, academia, and management at one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions.
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- Student presentations: talks, speed talks, posters
- Plenary addresses by leading conservation practitioners
- Multi-disciplinary workshops
- Mentors and reviewers offering personalized feedback
- Mentor-hosted lunchtime discussions
- Resource fair with NGOs, governmental agencies, universities, and more
- Professional networking opportunities
- Special evening programs and receptions
- Awards for outstanding presentations
Who Can Attend?
If you're a grad student, post-doc, or have worked in conservation for three years or less, we encourage you to participate! Whatever your focus - biology, social sciences, medicine, economics, architecture, the law - if it has a relevance to conservation, we want to include your perspective!
April 1: Abstract submission deadline for potential presenters May 1: Abstract selection notifications sent out July 15: Deadline for invited presenters to confirm involvement Sept. 10: Registration deadline for all attendees Registration deadline extended! Sept. 20: Workshop registration goes live at 9:00 a.m. EDT on the Participants Only website Sept. 30: Registration Deadline for all attendees
Oct. 9-11: SCCS-NY Conference in session
The registration fee is $125 USD, which includes admission to three full days of presentations, workshops, poster session and reception, resource fair, special events, daily lunches, morning and afternoon refreshments, access to American Museum of Natural History exhibitions, and discounts in Museum shops.
Download the full conference program:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
OPENING PLENARY, 9:00 a.m.
"Conservation on the Suburban Frontier"
Dr. David Skelly, Professor of Ecology/Associate Dean for Research, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
10:00 a.m.: Talk Session
12:30 p.m.: Mentor-Hosted Lunch
2:00 p.m.: Speed Talk Session
4:00 p.m.: Talk Session
5:00 p.m.: Poster Session and Reception
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
9:00 a.m.: Talk sessions
12:30 p.m.: Mentor-Hosted Lunch and Group Photo
2:30 p.m.: Speed Talk Session
CLOSING PLENARY, 4:00 p.m.
"Conservation Beyond Taxa: Threats to Ecological Processes in Tropical Systems"
Dr. Rodolfo Dirzo, Bing Professor in Environmental Science, Stanford University
5:00 p.m.: Resource & Career Fair and Reception
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Workshops
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Workshops
Workshop registration opens at 9:00 a.m. EDT on September 20 on the Participants Only website. Don't have access to the Participants Only site? Apply to attend the conference today!
*Please note that session times are approximate, and subject to change.
The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation thanks our SCCS-NY partners: