Scientific Publications & Presentations



Bennett, N. J., R. Roth, S. Klain, K. M. A. Chan, D. A. Clark, G. Cullman, G. Epstein, M. P. Nelson, R. Stedman, T. L. Teel, R. E. W. Thomas, and C. Wyborn. 2015. The Conservation Social Sciences: An Overview and A Process for Setting a Research Agenda. Pages 63-77 in N. J. Bennett and R. Roth, editors. The Conservation Social Sciences: What?, How? and Why? Canadian Wildlife Federation and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia. Available from

Cornelisse, T. M. and E. Betley, editors. 2015. Lessons in Conservation. American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners. Issue No. 5. Available from:

Cullman, G. 2015. Community Forest Management as Virtualism. Human Ecology 43(1): 29-41. Available from:

Cullman, G. 2015. A Primer on Environmental Anthropology for Conservation Biologists. Pages 7-11 in N. J. Bennett and R. Roth, editors. The Conservation Social Sciences: What?, How? and Why? Canadian Wildlife Federation and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia. Vancouver, British Columbia. Available from:

Cullman, G. 2014. Drawing on Environmental Anthropology for Biocultural Approach to Conservation. Anthropology News 55 (7): e32–e59.

Derlindati E.J., M. C. Romano, N.N. Cruz, C. Barisón, F. Arengo and I. M. Barberis. 2014. Seasonal activity patterns and abundance of Andean Flamingos (Phoenicoparrus andinus) at two contrasting wetlands in Argentina. Ornitologia Neotropical 25: 317–331.

Jedlicka J. A., D.K. Letourneau, and T. M. Cornelisse. 2014. Establishing songbird nest boxes increased avian insectivores and reduced herbivorous arthropods in a Californian vineyard. Conservation Evidence 11: 34-38.

McFadden, K., A. Gomez, E. J. Sterling, and E. Naro-Maciel. 2014. Potential impacts of historical disturbance on green turtle health in the unique & protected marine ecosystem of Palmyra Atoll (Central Pacific). Marine Pollution Bulletin 89 (1-2): 160-167. DOI:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.10.012

Porzecanski, A.L. and A. Bravo, co-editors. 2014. Lessons in Conservation. American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners. Special case studies edition. Issue No. 4. Available from:

Rose, R. A., D. Byler, J. R. Eastman, E. Fleishman, G. Geller, S. Goetz, L. Guild, H. Hamilton, M. Hansen, R. Headley, J. Hewson, N. Horning, B. A. Kaplin, N. Laporte, A. Leidner, P. Leimgruber, J. Morisette, J. Musinsky, L. Pintea, A. Prados, V. C. Radeloff, M. Rowen, S. Saatchi, S. Schill, K. Tabor, W. Turner, A. Vodacek, J. Vogelmann, M. Wegmann, D. Wilkie, D., and C. Wilson, C. 2015. Ten ways remote sensing can contribute to conservation. Conservation Biology 29: 350–359. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12397

Stanton, J. C., K. T. Shoemaker, R. G. Pearson, H. R. Akçakaya. 2014. Warning times for species extinctions due to climate change. Global Change Biology 21(3): 1066-1077. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12721

Sterling, E.J. 2014. Des indicateurs de résilience au service des politiques. [Resilience indicators in the policy realm.] Page 161 in P. M. Forget, M. Hossaert-McKey and O. Poncy, editors. Écologie tropicale: de l'ombre à la lumière. Institut écologie et environment (INEE) du CNRS. Cherche-Midi, Paris, France.

Sterling, E.J., G. Cullman, W. Housty, J. Housty, C. Filardi. 2014. The Benefits of Drawing on Multiple Knowledge Systems for Conservation Decision Making. Science Chronicles September: 3-7. Available from:

Weckel, M., D. A. Bogan, R. L. Burke, C. Nagy, W. F. Siemer, and T. Green. 2015. Coyotes go “Bridge and Tunnel”: A Narrow Opportunity to Study the Socio-ecological Impacts of Coyote Range Expansion on Long Island, NY Pre- and Post-Arrival. Cities and the Environment 8 (1). Article 5. Available from:


In Press, Review, or, Revision


Andersen, M. J., P.A. Hosner, C.E. Filardi, and R.G. Moyle. (In review). Phylogeny of the monarch flycatchers reveals extensive paraphyly and novel relationships within a major Australo-Pacific radiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

Bevanda, M., N. Horning, B. Reineking, M. Heurich, M. Wegmann and J. Mueller. (In revision) Adding structure to land cover: using fractional cover to study animal habitat selection. Movement Ecology.

Bravo, A., A. L. Porzecanski, E.J. Sterling, N. Bynum, M. Cawthorn, D. Fernandez, L. Freeman, S. Ketcham, T. Leslie, J. Mull, and D. Vogler. (In review). Teaching for higher levels of thinking: developing quantitative and analytical skills in undergraduate science courses. CBE Life Sciences Education Journal.

Chiou, K.L. and M.E. Blair. (In press) Modeling niches and mapping distributions: progress and promise of ecological niche models for primate research. In GPS and GIS for primatologists: A practical guide to spatial analysis. In C.A. Shaffer, F. Dolins, J.R. Hickey, N.P. Nibbelink, and L. Porter, editors. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK.

Nagy, C. M., C. Koestner, S. Clemente, and M. Weckel. (In review). Occupancy and breeding status of Coyotes in New York City Parks, 2011 to 2014. Urban Naturalist.

Sterling, E.J. and E. Betley. (In review). Food and water exhibitions: a lens on climate change. In L. Robin, J. Newell, and K. Wehner, editors. Curating Culture: Museums, Communities, and Climate Change. Routledge, London, UK.

Tershy, B., S. Harrison, A. Borker, T. Cornelisse, B. Sinervo, D. Spatz, C. Li, D. Croll and E. Zavaleta. (In press). California Invertebrates. Chapter 11 in California’s biodiversity. H. Mooney and E. Zavaleta, editors. Ecosystems of California, University of California Press, Oakland, CA.

Weckel, M. (In review). A controlled bow hunt at a suburban nature preserve in Westchester County, NY. In Deer Management for Forest Landowners and Managers. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Weckel, M., and A. Wincorn. (In review). The northeastern coyote: a flagship for urban conservation in the northeastern United States. Landscape and Urban Planning.


Presentations, Posters, Workshops, and Short courses


Cornelisse, T.M. “Linking knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors: A case study of mountain bikers in endangered species habitat.” Ecotourism Symposium, Institute for Human and Animal Relations, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY.

Sterling, E.J., G. Cullman, S. Caillon, C.E. Filardi, S. Jupiter, M.E. Blair, N. Horning, H. Woltz, and E. Betley. “Biocultural indicators of resilience: linking across scales.” Oral Presentation. National Science Foundation Coastal SEES PI Meeting, Arlington, VA.

Sterling, E.J., C.E. Filardi, E. Betley, N. Gazit, S. Jupiter, G. Cullman, S. Caillon, M. Esbach, M.E. Blair, H. Woltz, S. Albert, N. Horning, J. McCarter, P. Pikacha, S. Mauli, and M. Sirikolo. “Biocultural indicators of resilience: linking across scales.” Presentation: International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF), Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies chapter, New Haven, CT.

Sterling, E.J., S. Caillon, C.E. Filardi, G. Cullman, N. Gazit, and E. Betley. Biocultural approaches to conservation and their measurements. Workshop: Transnational Workshop on Biocultural Indicators,

Paris, France. Sterling, E.J., C. E. Filardi, G. Cullman, S. Jupiter, N. Horning, S. Albert, E. Betley S. Mauli, H. Woltz, P. Pikacha, and M. Sirikolo. “Coastal Sees Collaborative Research: Biocultural Resilience Across Landscape Mosaics in Pacific Islands.” Oral Presentation. International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF), Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies chapter, New Haven, CT.


Arengo, F. “Estudio de caso: Desarrollo de turismo responsable de observación de flamencos en Yucatán, México.” Invited presentation. Workshop Buenas Prácticas Ambientales en Turismo y Minería para el Sitio Ramsar Lagunas Altoandinas y Puneñas de Catamarca, Antofagasta de la Sierra, Argentina.

Filardi, C.E. “A Place in the World: Science, Society, and Reframing the Questions We Ask.” Keynote Address. Citizen Science 2015 Conference, Citizen Science Association, San Jose, CA.

Malone, C. "Re-framing A First-Generation Narrative" Invited Attendee. First-Generation Ivy League Student Conference. Brown University, Providence, RI.

Sterling, E.J. "A biocultural approach to conservation in Solomon Islands." Invited lecturer. YIBS/YCEI Friday Noon Seminar Series, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS), Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Sterling, E.J. "Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture." Invited lecturer: Science in Your Life Lecture Series, Vassar Brothers Institute, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Weckel. M. “ Learning about (and how to live with) the northeastern coyote.” Invited Speaker. Bedford Audubon Speaker Series, New Bedford, NY.


Porzecanski, A.L. “Evaluating conservation capacity development.” Panelist. IUCN WCPA Protected Area Capacity Development Initiative panel, The George Wright Society 2015 Conference on the Future of Parks & Protected Areas, Oakland, CA.

Porzecanski, A.L. “Addressing the capacity development needs of indigenous, traditional and local community protected area stewards.” Workshop leader, The George Wright Society 2015 Conference on the Future of Parks & Protected Areas, Oakland, CA.

Porzecanski, A.L. “The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation: our work, goals and global partnerships.” Invited speaker for AMNH-Science Alliance Biodiversity 8th graders’ parents attending

"Parent University,” Science and Nature Program (SNP), American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY.

Porzecanski, A.L. “Expanding Your Teaching Toolbox: An introduction to active and scientific teaching approaches.” Invited lecturer for the Scientific Teaching Workshop, Richard Gilder Graduate School (RGGS), American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY.

Sterling, E.J., C. E. Filardi, S. Jupiter, E. Darling, J. McCarter, G. Cullman, N. Horning, E. Betley and H. Woltz. “Biocultural Resilience Across the Solomon Islands: Developing Community Visioning Techniques & local Indicators of Resilience.” Workshop organizers. Qua Roviana, Munda, Solomon Islands

Weckel M. “Coyotes on Long Island: a framework for planning ahead.” Invited Speaker. Long Island Natural History Conference. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Brookhaven, NY.


Blair, M. E., H.M. Thach, N.B. Vu, M.D. Le, E.J. Sterling, and G. Sethi. “ Comparing wildlife trade networks, prices, and drivers across geographic scales in Vietnam.” Oral Presentation. Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL. Malone C. "Students and Early Career Geographers: Advice from the AAG's Diversity Ambassadors."

Invited Panelist. Association for American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Porzecanski, A.L. The AMNH Center for Biodiversity and Conservation: mission and impact. Invited speaker at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL.

Sterling, E.J., C.E. Filardi, E. Betley, S. Jupiter, N. Gazit, G. Cullman, S. Caillon. Biocultural resilience across land and seascape mosaics in Pacific Islands. Presentation: Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Biology, Zurich, Switzerland.


Blair, M. E. “Socioeconomic factors and consumer demand. Invited panelist. Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Communicating, Connecting, and Evaluating Challenges and Solutions for Policy Development and Implementation Symposium, Biodiversity Affinity Group , AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program, Washington, DC.

Gaughran, S., F. Arengo, and G. Naro-Maciel. Co-organizers, Exploration Station. Milstein Science Lecture Series: Sea turtles. American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY.

Horning, N. "Image processing tools in R to support carbon assessments in East Africa and beyond", Oral Presentation. African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sterling, E.J. An introduction to sea turtles of the world and to AMNH’s work conserving sea turtle at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Invited panelist: Meet the Experts — Milstein Science Lecture Series: Sea Turtles. American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY.