2011 Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York 

The second annual Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York was held at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City from 11-14 October. We welcomed current students, post-doctoral fellows, a small number of undergraduates, and those who have recently begun working professionally in conservation science.

This year's 270 participants represented 28 countries and 25 states within the U.S. Some 65 mentors from 31 institutions within science, policy, academia, and management gave generously of their time, meeting with students, providing written and verbal feedback, leading workshops, and offering guidance.  the full agenda included 116 formal presentations (plenaries, talks, speed talks, and posters), nine workshops, nearly 60 mentor-hosted lunch tables, two evening programs, two receptions, and a career fair.


Conference Program

Talk Abstracts 


SCCS-NY 2011 was sponsored by the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation in collaboration with the Yale School of Forestry, Columbia University Earth Institute, Fordham University Graduate School of Arts and Science, Princeton University, and the University of Cambridge.

Partner institutions included Columbia University Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology; Wildlife Conservation Society; EcoHealth Alliance (formerly Wildlife Trust); Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Programs; Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Stony Brook University; University of Connecticut; City University of New York; New York City Audubon Society; Rutgers University, SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry; International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Applied BioMathematics, Inc.; and the AMNH Richard Gilder Graduate School.