Seminars and Conferences

Museum Seminar Series 2023-2024

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 in-person in the RGGS Lecture Hall, AMNH and virtually on Mondays, 11am-noon unless otherwise noted.

Preliminary Academic Year 2023-2024 Seminar Schedule

Fall 2023

18 September 2023

Antonette Walford, Agriculture Victoria

25 September 2023

Hojun Song, Texas A&M University

2 October 2023

Kristen Voorhies, The Field Museum

16 October 2023

Eliza Grames, Binghamton University

23 October 2023


30 October 2023

Rachel Skinner, Penn State Brandywine

6 November 2023

April Wright, Southeastern Louisiana University

13 November 2023

Russel Bicknell, American Museum of Natural History

20 November 2023

Serena Tucci, Yale University

27 November 2023

Kaylee Arnold, University of Georgia

4 December 2023

Linyi Zhang, George Washington University

11 December 2023

Christopher Beatty, Stanford University

22 January 2024

Shayle Matsuda, Shedd Aquarium

29 January 2024

Alexander Salis, American Museum of Natural History

5 February 2024

Melissa Toups, Bournemouth University

26 February 2024

William Gearty, American Museum of Natural History

4 March 2024

Lacie Newton, American Museum of Natural History

18 March 2024

Laura Gonzalez, American Museum of Natural History

25 March 2024

Eduardo Schultz, American Museum of Natural History

8 April 2024

Kara Layton, University of Aberdeen


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

2023 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)

Meeting details: TBD