Seminars and Conferences

Museum Seminar Series 2015-2016

Throughout the academic year, the AMNH will present the weekly Museum Seminar Series at which presentations on a variety of scientific topics will be given by leading scientists, educators and AMNH curators.

Comparative Biology Seminars

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During the first year, RGGS Comparative Biology Ph.D. students will be required to attend each program in the Series and will meet prior to each program for a discussion of the pertinent literature, which they will be expected to have read prior to the lecture, for a total of two hours each week. First year students will earn one credit per semester for a total of two credits. After the first year, students’ participation is not required for credit, but is strongly encouraged.

Seminars Meet in the RGGS Lecture Hall on the following Mondays from 11:00 am to noon unless otherwise noted.

Academic Year 2015-2016 Seminar Schedule
Spring Term 2016
Matthew Aardema, American Museum of Natural History
“Natural selection in Lepidoptera: biological studies across scales"
Siobain Duffy, Rutgers University
“Begomovirus evolution: fast, biased and taxonomically out of control"
Martine Zilversmit, American Museum of Natural History
“The Evolutionary Genomics of Malaria Parasites: Mutation, Duplication, and Recombination”
Lauren Sallan, University of Pennsylvania
“The roles of ecology and global change in early vertebrate evolution”
Damon Little, New York Botanical Garden
Monographia: a tool to automate revisionary systematics”
Angelo Soto-Centeno, American Museum of Natural History
“Changes in Caribbean bat community composition over the late Quaternary”
Tracy Heath, Iowa State University
"Bayesian Phylogenetic Methods for Synthesizing Paleontological and Neontological Data"
Dr. Steven Davis, American Museum of Natural History
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Carl Simpson, Smithsonian Institution
Talk Title TBA
Elizabeth Jockusch, University of Connecticut
Talk Title TBA
Stephen Harris, Columbia University
“Population Genomics of White-Footed Mice (Peromyscus leucopus) in New York City”
Christopher Martinez, American Museum of Natural History
“Ecomorphology of fish feeding systems; integrating form, function and lifestyle”


Earth and Planetary Sciences Seminars

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History holds seminars on most Thursdays through the Fall, Winter and Spring.  Please refer to the current schedule, and for more details on getting to the seminars, see Earth and Planetary Science Seminars.

EPS Seminar Schedule


2016 Northeast Regional Vertebrate Evolution Symposium (NERVES)

Researchers from around the region are invited to the annual meeting of the Northeast Regional Vertebrate Evolution Symposium (NERVES)

Meeting details: TBA



Student Conference on Conservation Science at AMNH (NY)

Meeting details: TBA



You are cordially invited to
attend the eighty-sixth


On The Evolution Of The Human Brain

by Jean-Jacques Hublin

Director, Department of Human Evolution,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany

How to Afford a Larger Brain?
Externalisations in Human Evolution

Henry Kaufmann Theater, 1st Floor
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York City
Monday, February 1, 2016
6:00 p.m.
[Enter through 77th Street Entrance]

Invitations are not required.

For public transportation and local
parking information, call 212-769-5100
or contact Mark Grabowski at 212-769-5671.