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 Srivastava, Harvard University
"The evolution of regeneration: Insights from a new model acoel species"
 
30-Jan-2017
Erika Edwards, Brown University
"Distinct Evolutionary Dynamics of C4 and CAM Photosynthesis"
 
27-Feb-2017
Bridgett vonHoldt, Princeton University
"The molecular structure of domestication: A case study of canines”
 
20-Mar-2017
Ellen Thomas, Yale University
"Life and Death in the Deep Sea at Times of Rapid Global Warming"
 
27-Mar-2017 (date change from March 3)
Lu Yao, American Museum of Natural History
"Phylogeography and phenotypic evolution of Macaca fascicularis in Southeast Asia"
 
3-Apr-2017
Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, Yale University
"Crooked of talon, curved of beak: Claws, jaws, and the advent of the modern bird"
 
10-Apr-2017
Marc Laflamme, University of Toronto
"The First Mass Extinction of Complex Life"
 
17-Apr-2017
Brendan Reid, American Museum of Natural History
"Demographic responses to Quaternary climate change at continental and global scales in aquatic turtles"
 
24-Apr-2017
Carlos Daniel Cadena, Universidad de los Andes
"Tropical mountains: Biodiversity hotspots and hotbeds for studying evolutionary diversification"
 
1-May-2017
Anna Savage, University of Central Florida
"Evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases in ectothermic vertebrates"

 


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