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2015 SCCS-NY

AMNH/R. Mickens

AMNH/R. Mickens

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The sixth 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 29 countries and 15 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 leading conservation professionals, selected participants presented their research through 15 talks, 15 speed talks, and 38 posters. Participants were offered 7 in-depth, interactive workshops on a variety of conservation topics, 4 ‘behind the scenes’ museum collection tours and a Resource and Career Fair with 22 representatives from NGOs, government agencies and universities.  

SCCS-New York is a sister conference to the highly successful SCCS-Cambridge. Begun in 2000, the conference series now includes SCCS-NY, SCCS-Bangalore, SCCS-Australia, SCCS-Beijing, and SCCS-Hungary.

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, the Arcus Foundation, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and Harvard Forest. The CBC is grateful to the Edgar M. Cullman, Jr. Family, Vivian H. Donnelley, Strachan Donnelley Family Charitable Lead Unitrust, and an anonymous donor for their generous support of the conference. Conference participation of students in the Museum’s Science Research Mentoring Program is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Conference Program Overview

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
8:00am Registration & Breakfast
9:00am Plenary Address by Dr. Rodrigo Medellín: How to Do Conservation Science, Implement It, and Not Die Trying
10:00am Talk Sessions
12:45pm Mentor-Hosted Lunch
2:00pm Group Photo
2:20pm Speed Talk Session
4:00pm Talk Session
5:10pm Poster Session and Pizza Party Reception
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
8:00am  Registration & Breakfast
9:00am Plenary Address by Dr. Ivette Perfecto: Ecological Complexity in the Coffee Farm
10:00am Talk Sessions
1:00pm Mentor-Hosted Lunch
2:15pm Talk & Speed Talk Sessions
4:00pm Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Panel Discussion: This Year in Conservation
5:15pm Resource & Career Fair, Closing Reception & Conference Awards 
Friday, October 9th, 2015
8:30am Breakfast Panel Event: Successes in Primate Conservation: A Conversation with Whitley Award Winners Panut Hadisiswoyo and Inaoyom Imong, and CBC Scientist Mary Blair
10:30am Workshops 
12:10pm Museum Collections Tours & Lunch Break
2:00pm Workshops   
Download the Conference Program
Download the Poster Abstracts 
Download the Talk Abstracts 

Video recordings from the conference will be made available shortly 

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