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
Fall Term 2017
Laura Bertola, City University of New York
Genetic Diversity in the Lion: Unravelling the Past and Prospects for the Future"
Christopher Gilbert, Hunter College, City University of New York
"From Adapoids to Hominoids: New Insights into Old World Primate Evolutionary History and Biochronology"
Rowan Whittle, British Antarctic Survey
"Recovery in Antarctic Marine Ecosystems following the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K–PG) Mass Extinction"
Julia Day, University College London
"Diversification Dynamics of African Fish Radiations"
Mariana Vasconcellos, City University of New York
"Diversification and Evolution of Treefrogs in the Cerrado Savanna of South America: From Population Structure to Biogeographic Patterns"
Jacob Esselsytn, Louisiana State University
"Modes of Diversification Among the Small Mammals of Indo-Australia"
Sarah Hird, University of Connecticut
"The Avian Microbiome: Past, Present and Future”
Lisa Amati, New York State Museum
"Late Ordovician Trilobite Paleoecology: Response to Environmental Change in Eastern Laurentia"
Luay Nakhleh, Rice University
"Statistical Inference of Reticulate Evolutionary Histories from Multi-locus Data"
Kwaku Aduse-Poku, City University of New York
Federico Lopez-Osorio, American Museum of Natural History
"Comparative Transcriptomics and the Evolution of Social Parasitism in Wasps"
Spring 2018
Schedule 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

  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