Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

Center for Biodiversity and Conservation SCCS-NY gives graduate students & early-career professionals the chance to present their work to leaders in conservation science, policy, and management.

We are the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of Natural History. We work to transform knowledge from diverse sources and perspectives into conservation action. The CBC proudly organized the annual Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York at the American Museum of Natural History. Learn more: www.amnh.org/sccsny

Mission: SCCS is strengthening the careers of young conservation scientists around the world through events in Cambridge, Bangalore, and New York.

It's #WorldMigratoryBirdDay! Studying migratory bird evolution helps us understand species' responses to environmental c...
05/09/2020

It's #WorldMigratoryBirdDay!

Studying migratory bird evolution helps us understand species' responses to environmental changes. Check out this CBC & American Museum of Natural History study on the rose-throated becard, which breeds in southern US and winters in Mexico!

https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13862

[📸: N. Steiner]

05/07/2020
American Museum of Natural History

Join American Museum of Natural History Curator Jessica Ware and entomologist Lou Sorkin today at 2pm ET for an insect edition of Scientists at Home!

Watch LIVE as entomologist Lou Sorkin and Museum Curator Jessica Ware share facts about insects and introduce you to a few special creepy crawly guests!

Thank you to everyone who applied to present a talk, speed talk, or poster at SCCS-NY 2020! Our reviewers are hard at wo...
05/04/2020
Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS-NY) 2020 | AMNH

Thank you to everyone who applied to present a talk, speed talk, or poster at SCCS-NY 2020! Our reviewers are hard at work and we will send out notifications the week of May 25.

The 11th annual SCCS-NY will take place at the American Museum of Natural History on October 7–9, 2020.

We are thrilled to announce our plenary speakers for SCCS-NY 2020! Dr. Kevin Olival is an ecologist and evolutionary bio...
04/29/2020
Plenary Speakers SCCS-NY 2020 | AMNH

We are thrilled to announce our plenary speakers for SCCS-NY 2020!

Dr. Kevin Olival is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist who has been researching emerging infectious diseases for over a decade. His research over the last 17 years has focused on understanding the drivers of zoonotic disease emergence and viral diversity in wildlife using a One Health approach, with a focus on bats and bat-borne pathogens.

Dan Canham is a leadership development expert. He works across the global conservation community with federal and state agencies, non-governmental, and international organizations to build the collective leadership capacity of individuals, teams, and organizations to take on the most difficult challenges the conservation community faces.

DON'T FORGET: the application deadline to present talks, speed talks, and posters at SCCS-NY 2020 is this FRIDAY, May 1! For more information on the conference and how to apply, visit www.amnh.org/sccsny

Learn more about the plenary speakers for the 2020 Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York

For Earth Day this year, join us virtually at the American Museum of Natural History for a day full of online events, in...
04/20/2020
EarthFest at Home: April 22, 2020 | AMNH

For Earth Day this year, join us virtually at the American Museum of Natural History for a day full of online events, including a live chat with CBC Director Dr. Ana Luz Porzecanski at 1pm EDT. Full schedule below! #EarthFest #EarthDayFromHome

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the Museum’s family-friendly, all-day online festival featuring live watch parties, interactive science experiments, and more.

SCCS-NY update & application deadline extension news: We are committed to hosting an exciting and inclusive conference t...
04/17/2020
Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS-NY) 2020 | AMNH

SCCS-NY update & application deadline extension news:

We are committed to hosting an exciting and inclusive conference this October. The health and safety of conference participants and our staff are of highest priority to us. Therefore, while we hope that we can all be together for SCCS-NY 2020, we are exploring virtual options and platforms for hosting the conference online. SCCS-NY WILL take place in October and you WILL be able to present your research!

We will be following the guidelines of the state of New York as we continue with conference planning and will update applicants of any developments as they happen. We've also extended the application deadline for talks, speed talks, and posters to MAY 1st.

The 11th annual SCCS-NY will take place at the American Museum of Natural History on October 7–9, 2020.

04/13/2020
SCCS-NY 2019 Best Talk: Monique Sosnowski

Check out another of last year's SCCS-NY Best Talk award winners, Monique Sosnowski from John Jay College of Criminal Justice & The Graduate Center, CUNY presenting "Getting away with fish: an analysis of global transshipment activity".

Apply now to present YOUR conservation research at #SCCSNY2020! Applications to present a talk, speed talk, or poster are due this Friday, April 17. amnh.org/sccsny

Presenter: Monique Sosnowski, John Jay College of Criminal Justice & The Graduate Center, CUNY Talk Title: Getting away with fish: an analysis of global tran...

04/07/2020
SCCS-NY 2019 Best Talk: Ann Marie Gawel

Every year we award prizes for the best talk, speed talk, and poster presentations at the Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York. Check out one of last year’s best talk award winners: "Perceptions of invasive species in an American island territory" by Ann Marie Gawel from Iowa State University.

Apply to present your research at SCCS-NY 2020! Applications accepted through April 17. For more information on this year's conference and how to apply, please visit www.amnh.org/sccsny #sccsny2020

Presenter: Ann Marie Gawel, Iowa State University Talk Title: Perceptions of invasive species in an American island territory Learn more about the Student Co...

New publication! CBC conservation biologist Samantha Cheng et al. on why using and reporting on causal models in conserv...
03/23/2020
Strengthen causal models for better conservation outcomes for human well-being

New publication! CBC conservation biologist Samantha Cheng et al. on why using and reporting on causal models in conservation is critical for better evaluations and progress: bit.ly/33HaGdy

Background Understanding how the conservation of nature can lead to improvement in human conditions is a research area with significant growth and attention. Progress towards effective conservation requires understanding mechanisms for achieving impact within complex social-ecological systems. Causa...

SCCS-NY applicants: we are extending the application deadline for SCCS-NY 2020 by two weeks --> to APRIL 17! We understa...
03/19/2020
Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS-NY) 2020 | AMNH

SCCS-NY applicants: we are extending the application deadline for SCCS-NY 2020 by two weeks --> to APRIL 17!

We understand this is a difficult time with much uncertainty. We are going forward with conference planning as scheduled and encourage you to apply. We will provide updates as they become available.

Please note that if this year's conference is canceled after you have paid the registration fee, you will receive a full refund.

The 11th annual SCCS-NY will take place at the American Museum of Natural History on October 7–9, 2020.

#SCCSNY2020 Call for Abstracts is now OPEN through April 3! Apply to present and get feedback on your research from lead...
03/02/2020
Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS-NY) 2020 | AMNH

#SCCSNY2020 Call for Abstracts is now OPEN through April 3! Apply to present and get feedback on your research from leading conservation professionals at the Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York, held at the American Museum of Natural History October 7-9, 2020.

Get the details here: amnh.org/sccsny

The 11th annual SCCS-NY will take place at the American Museum of Natural History on October 7–9, 2020.

Are you pursuing a career in conservation? Present and get feedback on your research from leading conservation professio...
02/25/2020

Are you pursuing a career in conservation? Present and get feedback on your research from leading conservation professionals at the 2020 Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York! Applications open next week on Monday, March 2! #sccsny2020 amnh.org/sccsny

Calling all conservation students and early-career professionals: present and get feedback on your research from leading...
02/13/2020
Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS-NY) 2020 | AMNH

Calling all conservation students and early-career professionals: present and get feedback on your research from leading conservation professionals at the 2020 Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York! Applications open March 2. #sccsny2020
Learn more: amnh.org/sccsny

The 11th annual SCCS-NY will take place at the American Museum of Natural History on October 7–9, 2020.

Conservation educators: have you read the latest issue of Lessons in Conservation yet?
02/11/2020
Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners (NCEP)

Conservation educators: have you read the latest issue of Lessons in Conservation yet?

NCEP’s open-access journal Lessons in Conservation has a new issue out! The “Conservation and Technology” issue features a suite of exercises for the college-level classroom on topics from eDNA & MPAs to spatial analysis with QGIS.

Explore the issue in its entirety: www.amnh.org/research/center-for-biodiversity-conservation/capacity-development/ncep/lessons-in-conservation

Check out this fellowship opportunity from our friends (and SCCS-NY Resource and Career Fair exhibitors!) at the RAY Div...
01/29/2020

Check out this fellowship opportunity from our friends (and SCCS-NY Resource and Career Fair exhibitors!) at the RAY Diversity Fellowship program:

Did you hear? The 2020 RAY Fellowship application cycle is open today!!

Applications for the 2020 cycle are open and descriptions of Fellowship positions will be added on a rolling basis until March. We anticipate communications, philanthropy, and environmental education specific positions among others this year.

The RAY Diversity Fellowship is a two-year (1 year with 1 year renewal), full time position with partner conservation and clean energy organizations with the goal of facilitating a variety of environmentally-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. Visit our website at https://rayfellowship.org/apply to start your application today!

Know any emerging environmentalists of color who should join RAY? Share about this opportunity and nominate them here! rayfellowship.org/ray-fellowship-nomination

National Audubon Society
01/28/2020
National Audubon Society

National Audubon Society

With their penchant for fishing vessels and far-flying abilities, albatrosses are prime candidates for the job of ocean sentinels. A new study shows that when properly equipped with trackers, the soaring seabirds can help authorities track down illegal fisheries.

Save the date! We are happy to announce that the 11th annual Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York will ta...
01/08/2020
Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS-NY) 2020 | AMNH

Save the date! We are happy to announce that the 11th annual Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York will take place at the @AMNH October 7-9, 2020! #sccsny2020

The 11th annual SCCS-NY will take place at the American Museum of Natural History on October 7–9, 2020.

BioInteractive
12/13/2019
BioInteractive

BioInteractive

If you’re passionate about inclusive and equitable science teaching practices that incorporate BioInteractive classroom resources, apply to participate in our Ambassador Academy! Details and eligibility requirements here: http://bit.ly/AmbassadorComm

Join us this Thursday (December 5th) for a special evening event at the American Museum of Natural History!
12/02/2019
Coyotes in New York City: Panel Discussion | AMNH

Join us this Thursday (December 5th) for a special evening event at the American Museum of Natural History!

The Eastern coyote's population has surged in NYC. Learn about their evolving connection to urban environments—and people.

Canadian Commission for UNESCO / Commission canadienne pour l'UNESCO
11/29/2019
Canadian Commission for UNESCO / Commission canadienne pour l'UNESCO

Canadian Commission for UNESCO / Commission canadienne pour l'UNESCO

Over the past two weeks Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have been meeting in Montreal to make plans for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. This blog post explains what is likely to be a key component of that framework: biocultural diversity, the diversity of life in all aspects.

Centre for Indigenous Conservation and Development Alternatives ICCA Consortium Center for Biodiversity and Conservation CSBQ-QCBS Parks Canada Assembly of First Nations/Assemblee des premieres Nations

The CBC’s biocultural team just hosted the inaugural session in its biannual webinar series of Indicators of Well-being ...
10/28/2019
CBC Indicators of Well-being Webinar Series | AMNH

The CBC’s biocultural team just hosted the inaugural session in its biannual webinar series of Indicators of Well-being in, with, by, and for Indigenous Peoples and local communities!

To view a recording of the session and to learn more about the Indicators of Well-being webinar series, visit: https://amnh.org/indicatorswebinar

The CBC is pleased to host a biannual webinar series on Indicators of Well-being in, with, by, and for Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

Applications for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (conservationscholars.ucsc.edu) at the University of Calif...
10/22/2019

Applications for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (conservationscholars.ucsc.edu) at the University of California Santa Cruz are open now through Feb 5, 2020! Learn more & apply: bit.ly/31DjSNk

And that's a wrap! THANK YOU to everyone who attended SCCS-NY 2019 and made the conference a success!! We hope that you ...
10/04/2019

And that's a wrap! THANK YOU to everyone who attended SCCS-NY 2019 and made the conference a success!! We hope that you enjoyed the past few days as much as we did and we look forward to seeing you again next year! #sccsny2019

It's the third and final day of SCCS-NY 2019! Are you attending a workshop or a behind-the-scenes tour of the American M...
10/04/2019

It's the third and final day of SCCS-NY 2019! Are you attending a workshop or a behind-the-scenes tour of the
American Museum of Natural History collections today? #sccsny2019

Good morning, SCCS-NY participants! We are starting the second day of the conference with a plenary talk by Martín Mende...
10/03/2019

Good morning, SCCS-NY participants! We are starting the second day of the conference with a plenary talk by Martín Mendez on collaboration and capacity building for conservation impact: lessons from Southern South America. #sccsny2019

Welcome to NYC, SCCS-NY attendees! The conference kicks off this morning at 9:00 am, beginning with a plenary talk by De...
10/02/2019

Welcome to NYC, SCCS-NY attendees! The conference kicks off this morning at 9:00 am, beginning with a plenary talk by Dekila Chungyalpa on building a resilient future: where science and spirituality converge. #sccsny2019

SCCS-NY 2019 kicks off tomorrow! Will you be tweeting at the conference? Use the official hashtag #sccsny2019!Have you s...
10/01/2019
Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS-NY) | AMNH

SCCS-NY 2019 kicks off tomorrow! Will you be tweeting at the conference? Use the official hashtag #sccsny2019!

Have you signed up for the workshops and collection tours yet? Space is limited, so make sure to do so ASAP on the Participant site. We are excited welcome you to the Museum tomorrow morning!

The 10th annual SCCS-NY will take place at the American Museum of Natural History on Oct 2-4, 2019.

SCCS-NY 2019 participants: have you signed up for workshops and a behind the scenes collection tour yet? Spaces are fill...
09/26/2019
SCCS-NY 2019 Workshops | AMNH

SCCS-NY 2019 participants: have you signed up for workshops and a behind the scenes collection tour yet? Spaces are filling up fast! Visit the Participant site to make your selections.

Learn more about this year's lineup: http://bit.ly/2m85UUX

The Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York offers workshops on a range of topics for participants to learn new methods and advance their careers.

09/24/2019
SCCSNY

SCCS-NY 2019 TALK and SPEED TALK presenters: don't forget to upload your presentation by TOMORROW, Sept. 25th, at midnight EDT on the Participant site so that we can troubleshoot any IT issues in advance!
https://resources.cbc.amnh.org/sccsny/

We look forward to seeing you next week at SCCS-NY!

It's almost time, SCCS-NY 2019 is just over one week away! We are excited to welcome you to the Museum and have a packed...
09/23/2019
Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS-NY) | AMNH

It's almost time, SCCS-NY 2019 is just over one week away! We are excited to welcome you to the Museum and have a packed conference program with three days of presentations, plenary addresses, workshops, mentor-hosted lunches, behind-the-scenes Museum collection tours, poster session, resource and career fair, a special evening panel, and more!!

There's still time—register today to attend this year's conference! #sccsny2019

The 10th annual SCCS-NY will take place at the American Museum of Natural History on Oct 2-4, 2019.

Join us at the American Museum of Natural History on October 3rd from 6:30-8:00pm for an engaging after-hours discussion...
09/13/2019

Join us at the American Museum of Natural History on October 3rd from 6:30-8:00pm for an engaging after-hours discussion with a diverse group of panelists on how voices from ecology, the arts, and faith-led approaches can inspire nature conservation.

This event is free and open to the public! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2lT3bht

09/11/2019
SCCS-NY 2018 Best Talk: Paulo Quadri

There is hope yet! Watch Paolo Quadri's SCCS-NY 2018 award-winning 'Best Talk' presentation to find out how Pinus Hartwegii, a species of high-elevation pine endemic to Central Mexico, is responding to climate change.

Paolo Quadri, University of California - Best Talk award winner in the category Natural History in the Age of Conservation for his presentation "Age and Habi...

Workshop and collection tour sign-up is NOW LIVE! All workshop sessions will run from 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm on Friday, Oc...
09/06/2019
SCCS-NY 2019 Workshops | AMNH

Workshop and collection tour sign-up is NOW LIVE! All workshop sessions will run from 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm on Friday, Oct. 4th. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early.

Read up on this year's exciting workshop offerings:
https://www.amnh.org/research/center-for-biodiversity-conservation/convening-and-connecting/student-conference-on-conservation-science-new-york-sccs-ny/sccs-ny-2019-workshops

The Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York offers workshops on a range of topics for participants to learn new methods and advance their careers.

SCCS-NY attendees: online sign-up for workshops and collection tours goes LIVE this Friday at 12pm EDT on the conference...
09/04/2019

SCCS-NY attendees: online sign-up for workshops and collection tours goes LIVE this Friday at 12pm EDT on the conference participant site! Space is limited, especially in the behind-the-scenes collection tours, so be sure to sign up early!

Access the participant site: http://bit.ly/2k3acMk
Read up on this year's workshop lineup: http://bit.ly/2lzILtRs

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