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.

Academic Year 2023-2024 Seminar Schedule

Spring 2024

22 January 2024

Shayle Matsuda, Shedd Aquarium

29 January 2024 (Rescheduled, New Date TBD)

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

Alex Salis, American Museum of Natural History

25 March 2024

Laura Gonzalez, American Museum of Natural History

1 April 2024

Rene Martin, American Museum of Natural History

8 April 2024

Kara Layton, University of Aberdeen

15 April 2024

Andrea Quattrini, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

22 April 2024

Caissa Revilla Minaya, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

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


2024 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). They encourage undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, technicians, and faculty to give presentations. If you’ve attended NERVES before, you know that it’s a vibrant and friendly community of researchers, so please feel free to present on completed or in-progress projects that you’re looking for feedback from attendees. They would appreciate you spreading the news widely to your colleagues in the Northeast region. The deadline for submitting a presentation title and author list will be April 1, 2024. Follow the Facebook group where NERVES will post updates (

Date: Friday, April 19, 2024

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location: New York Tech’s Manhattan campus near Columbus Circle (16 W. 61st Street, NY on 11th Floor)

NERVES Poster 2024
NERVES Poster 2024

Student Conference on Conservation Science at AMNH (NY)

Meeting details: TBD