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 2017-2018 Seminar Schedule
Mary C. Stoddard, Princeton University   
Title TBA
Dustin Rubenstein, Columbia University   
Reproductive inequality and the evolution of societies, weapons, and genomes
John Lindo, Emory University   
The Peopling of the Ancient Andes
Christina Bergey, Penn State   
Evolutionary genomics of mosquitoes in marginal habitats (and implications for malaria control)
Jon Mitchell, West Virginia Tech   
Title TBA
Robert Martin, The Field Museum   
Fake hormones and their effects on human reproduction
 Liliana Davalos, Stony Brook University
Title TBA
Ed Myers, AMNH   
Demography of Community-Wide Lineage Divergence within an Assemblage of Snakes in Arid North America
*16-Apr-2018* (Special Seminar)
Dr. Peter Buston, Boston University
Social Evolution in Coral Reef Fishes
*18-Apr-2018* (Special Seminar)
Proteomics Workshop, 1:00-4:00 PM
Matt Collins, University of York & Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, A Short History of Long-dead Proteins
Enrico Cappellini, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Palaeoproteomics: State of the Art and Perspectives
Julie Arslanoglu, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Biologics in Art: Whaaat???
Cheryl Hayashi, American Museum of Natural History, New York, Proteomics of Spider Secretions: Connecting Genomes and Transcriptomes to Silk Glands and Fibers
Ross MacPhee, American Museum of Natural History, New York, Using Proteomic Data in Systematics: Some Case Studies
Erin Morrison, AMNH   
Landscape of evolution: exploring the deterministic role of metabolic network structure in adaptive diversifications
Shauna Price, The Field Museum   
How ecology drives lineage and trait diversification in the Neotropical turtle ants


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

  2018 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: Proposed date is March 30, 2018


  Student Conference on Conservation Science at AMNH (NY)

October 11-13, 2017

Please visit 2017 SCCS-NY for details.

Download the Conference Poster