2013 Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York
The fourth annual Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York (SCCS-NY) was held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York from October 8-11, 2013. Over 200 students, postdocs, and early-career scientists, representing 53 countries and 25 U.S. states, got together at the museum to take part in the only international series of conservation conferences featuring students.
Emerging conservation scientists were provided with opportunities to present and get feedback on their work, gain experience and make contacts to help them launch their careers. In addition to plenary talks, panel discussions, and mentorship from 51 leading conservation professionals, selected participants presented their research through 90 talks, speed talks and poster presentations. Participants were offered 7 in-depth, interactive workshops on a variety of conservation topics, and a Resource and Career Fair with more than a dozen representatives from NGOs, government agencies, and universities.
"This Year In Conservation" 2013 Panel Discussion
SCCS‐NY 2013 featured the Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Panel Discussion as a special public program on the evening of Wednesday, October 19. The focus of the discussion was “This Year in Conservation,” and featured an engaging conversation between conservationists on their own unique careers, and how the important innovations, milestones, and events of the last twelve months have challenged and inspired conservation action on the world stage and in their own individual work. The evening's panelists included:
- Dr. Stewart Diemont, Department of Environmental Resources Engineering, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
- Dr. Rodolfo Dirzo, Department of Biology, Stanford University
- Dr. Jane Carter Ingram, Ecosystem services, Wildlife Conservation Society
- Moderator: Dr. Eleanor Sterling, Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History
The Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series was established in honor of Dr. Mack Lipkin, Sr., by his many friends and admirers. Dr. Lipkin was a physician who was a gentle and powerful force in advancing the most humane and caring practices of medicine. The Museum is proud to welcome Stewart Diemont, Rodolfo Dirzo, and Catherine Graham as the 2013 Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Fellows.
This is a yearly event that is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].
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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Conservation on the Suburban Frontier
By Dr. David K. Skelly, Professor of Ecology and Associate Dean for Research, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Curator, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Conservation beyond taxa: Threats to ecological processes in tropical systems
By Dr. Rodolfo Dirzo, Bing Professor in Environmental Science, Stanford University.
The Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York 2013 was organized by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History in partnership with the in partnership with the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Princeton University, Earth Institute at Columbia University, and University of Cambridge. Collaborating institutions include Audubon Society, Bard College, Barnard College, City University of New York, Clarkson University, Columbia University, CUNY City College, CUNY College of Staten Island, Fordham University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hofstra University, Rutgers University, Scenic Hudson, Stanford University, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, University College of London, University of Connecticut, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, University of Maine, University of Miami, University of Washington-Bothell, and Wildlife Conservation Society.
The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation is grateful to the Edgar M. Cullman, Jr. Family and Vivian H. Donnelley, Strachan Donnelley Family Charitable Lead Unitrust for their generous support of the conference. Conference participation of students in the Museum’s Science Research Mentoring Program was supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.