2016 Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York


The seventh annual Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York took place at the American Museum of Natural History October 20-22, 2016. Over 350 students, postdocs, and early-career scientists, representing 31 countries and 40 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 leading conservation professionals, selected participants presented their research through 82 talk, speed-talk and poster presentations. Participants were offered 10 in-depth, interactive workshops on a variety of conservation topics, 5 ‘behind the scenes’ museum collection tours and a Resource and Career Fair with 23 representatives from NGOs, government agencies, and universities.  

Prizes were awarded for overall best talk, speed talk, and poster; generously contributed by Yale University Press, Island Press, Oryx-the International Journal of Conservation, and the Society for Conservation Biology. Additional awards were presented for outstanding work in land use and stewardship, courtesy of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; and for outstanding use of quantitative methods courtesy of Applied Biomathematics. 

Plenary Presentations

Conference Program

Talk Abstracts

Poster Abstracts

Major funding for the 2016 Student Conference on Conservation Science was provided by Marshall M. Weinberg

Generous support for the 2016 Student Conference on Conservation Science was provided by

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and Vivian H. Donnelley, Strachan Donnelly Family Charitable Lead Unitrust.

Additional support was provided by

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Conference participation of students in the Museum's Science Research Mentoring Program was supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.     


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