Seminars and Conferences

Museum Seminar Series 2016-2017

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 their first year, RGGS Comparative Biology Ph.D. students are 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 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 2016-2017 Seminar Schedule
 
Fall Term 2016
 
31-Oct-2016
Joe Parker, Columbia University
"An inordinate fondness for rove beetles: How ants have shaped beetle diversity"
 
07-Nov-2016
Brant Faircloth, Louisiana State University
"Capturing Darwin's dream"
 
10-Nov-2016  (Thursday, 2-4:30 PM, Kaufmann Theater, 1st Floor)
RGGS 2nd Year Student Symposium
 
14-Nov-2016
Rafael Maia, Columbia University
“Integrating development, constraints and selection in the study of avian color diversification”
 
*Special Seminar: 15-Nov-2016 (Tuesday, 11am, RGGS Lecture Hall)
Axel Meyer, University of Konstanz
"Genomics of parallel evolution and speciation during repeated adaptive radiations in cichlid fishes"
 
21-Nov-2016
Sara Oppenheim, American Museum of Natural History
"Pushing the limits of electronic annotation: A case study with anopheline vectors of P. falciparum" 
 
28-Nov-2016
Prosanta Chakrabarty, National Science Foundation
"Where is systematics headed?"
 
05-Dec-2016
James Herrera, American Museum of Natural History
"Primate evolutionary ecology in deep time"
 
Spring Term 2017
 
23-Jan-2017
Mansi Srivastra, Harvard University
"The evolution of regeneration: Insights from a new model acoel species"
 
30-Jan-2017
Erika Edwards, Brown University
Talk Title TBA
 
27-Feb-2017
Bridgett vonHoldt, Princeton University
"The molecular structure of domestication: A case study of canines”
 
6-Mar-2017
Lu Yao, American Museum of Natural History
Talk Title TBA
 
20-Mar-2017
Ellen Thomas, Yale University
Talk Title TBA
 
3-Apr-2017
Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, Yale University
Talk Title TBA
 
10-Apr-2017
Marc Laflamme, University of Toronto
Talk Title TBA
 
17-Apr-2017
Brendan Reid, American Museum of Natural History
Talk Title TBA
 
24-Apr-2017
Carlos Daniel Cadena, Universidad de los Andes
Talk Title TBA
 
1-May-2017
1 Anna Savage, University of Central Florida
Talk Title TBA

 


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)

October 20-22, 2016

Please visit 2016 SCCS-NY for details.

Download the Conference Poster