Seminars and Conferences

Museum Seminar Series 2020-2021

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 will be held virtually on Mondays, 11am-noon (virtually for the Autumn, and possibly in person in the Spring) unless otherwise noted.

Preliminary Academic Year 2020-2021 Seminar Schedule


Fall 2020


21 September 2020

Dr. Greg Mutumi

University of California, Merced


28 September 2020

Dr. Kory Evans

Rice University


5 October 2020

Dr. Jonathan Chang

Monash University


12 October 2020



19 October 2020

Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton

Harvard University


26 October 2020

Dr. Scott Edwards

Harvard University


2 November 2020, 9am or 8am

Dr. Sarah Lemer

University of Guam


9 November 2020

Dr. Anjali Goswami

Natural History Museum, London


16 November 2020

Dr. Sushma Reddy

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


23 November 2020

Dr. Kat Milligan-Myhre

University of Connecticut/University of Alaska


30 November 2020



7 December 2020

Dr. Rosana Zenil-Ferguson

University of Hawai'i Mānoa


14 December 2020

Dr. Jeet Sukumaran

San Diego State University


Spring 2021


25 January 2021



1 February 2021

Dr. Gregory Thom e Silva

American Museum of Natural History


8 February 2021

Dr. Chris Hamilton

University of Idaho


15 February 2021



22 February 2021

Dr. Molly Womack

Utah State University


1 March 2021

Dr. Chris Law

American Museum of Natural History


8 March 2021

Dr. Mercedes Burns

University of Maryland, Baltimore


15 March 2021



22 March 2021

Dr. Johanna Harvey

American Museum of Natural History


29 March 2021

Dr. Janet C. Buckner

Iowa State University


5 April 2021

Dr. Michael Tessler

St. Francis College


12 April 2021

Dr. Ariadna Morales

American Museum of Natural History


19 April 2021

Dr. Sean Harrington

American Museum of Natural History


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


  2021 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: TBD


Student Conference on Conservation Science at AMNH (NY)

SCCS-NY goes virtual, October 7–9, 2020!

Please visit 2020 SCCS-NY for details.