Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

Center for Biodiversity and Conservation 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 also proudly organizes the annual Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York (SCCS-NY) at the American Museum of Natural History. SCCS-NY gives graduate students & early-career professionals the chance to present their work to leaders in conservation science, policy, and management. Learn more: www.amnh.org/sccsny

Mission: The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) transforms knowledge—from diverse sources and perspectives, spanning areas of scientific research as well as traditional and local knowledge—into conservation action.

Operating as usual

11/12/2020
American Museum of Natural History

TODAY at 2pm ET, join CBC scientist Dr. Sam Cheng to learn all about squid biodiversity and conservation at the latest edition of the AMNH "The Scientist Is In" series! 🦑

Learn all about these charismatic (and delicious!) ocean critters with Sam Cheng, a marine biologist at the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. The inspiration for myths and legends like the Kraken and Chtuthlu, squids are also extremely important to the health of our oceans and the livelihood of fishers around the world.

Tomorrow, November 10th @ 3pm EST, join this month's Environmental Evidence Summit webinar on perspectives on mobilizing...
11/09/2020
Webinars 2020-21

Tomorrow, November 10th @ 3pm EST, join this month's Environmental Evidence Summit webinar on perspectives on mobilizing knowledge for decisions in the anthropocene, co-hosted by CBC scientist Dr. Sam Cheng and DFO scientist
Dr. Steven Alexander. There's still time to register! https://environmentalevidencesummit.com/webinars-2020-21/

CEE is pleased to announce an exciting monthly webinar series to showcase the content that was to be presented at EES2020 in Ottawa! The entire webinar series will be freely available and recording…

10/30/2020
American Museum of Natural History

This Sunday is Day of the Dead! Join CBC Director Ana Porzecanski and anthropologist & archaeologist Verónica Pérez Rodríguez for an online celebration to learn about this special Mexican holiday honoring those who have left the Earth - and extinct animal species.

Join Mexican archaeologist Veronica Perez and Director of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Ana Porzecanski for this special online family-friendly Day of the Dead celebration. Find out about this Mexican holiday when we honor those who have left the Earth and the extinct animal species, such as the monk seal, golden toad, and the O'ahu Akiaola, that the Museum commemorates on this special occasion.

10/22/2020
SCCSNY

#SCCSNY2020 presenters: don't forget to check your asynchronous Q&A on the conference platform before the site closes - tomorrow at 5pm EDT! Mentor feedback can be found on the participants site: http://ow.ly/NUZm50C07zb

And that's a wrap for #SCCSNY2020! THANK YOU to everyone who attended virtually & made the conference a success! Even th...
10/09/2020

And that's a wrap for #SCCSNY2020! THANK YOU to everyone who attended virtually & made the conference a success! Even though we couldn't be together in person this year, we hope that you enjoyed the past few days as much as we did. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

It's the third and final day of #SCCSNY2020! We've got another special event this morning: a panel discussion on emergin...
10/09/2020
Diseases, Biodiversity & Human Well-Being: Panel Oct 9 | AMNH

It's the third and final day of #SCCSNY2020! We've got another special event this morning: a panel discussion on emerging diseases & biodiversity. Invite your classmates and colleagues - it's free & open to the public!

Explore the links between biodiversity and disease—and how conservation efforts may improve human well-being.

It's Day 2 of #SCCSNY2020! We are excited to begin the day with an inspiring plenary on leadership by Dan Canham, follow...
10/08/2020
Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS-NY) 2020 | AMNH

It's Day 2 of #SCCSNY2020! We are excited to begin the day with an inspiring plenary on leadership by Dan Canham, followed by talks and speed talks w/ accompanying Q&A sessions on habitat management, recovery and restoration, and species conservation.

The 11th annual SCCS-NY will be a virtual meeting, taking place online from October 7–9, 2020.

It's Day 1 of the Marshall M. Weinberg Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York (SCCS-NY)! We are kicking o...
10/07/2020

It's Day 1 of the Marshall M. Weinberg Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York (SCCS-NY)! We are kicking off the conference with a plenary by Dr. Kevin Olival on "Conservation in the time of COVID-19: linking biodiversity conservation and human health", followed by a full day of talks, mentoring, & poster presentations!

10/06/2020
American Museum of Natural History

Join us live this Friday at 10:30 AM EDT!

How did the COVID-19 pandemic arise? What are the ecological drivers of disease emergence, and how do human actions fit in? What role have bats played in emerging diseases, and how can studying bat evolution help us be better prepared? In this panel discussion moderated by CBC Director Ana Porzecanski, we’ll explore these questions and more!

Exciting news! SCCS-NY 2020 is partnering with AWorld and the UN's #ActNow #ClimateAction campaign, and we have a challe...
10/05/2020

Exciting news! SCCS-NY 2020 is partnering with AWorld and the UN's #ActNow #ClimateAction campaign, and we have a challenge for you: let’s save CO2 together! View the flyer for more details:

It's almost time for one of our favorite events of the year.. the Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York ...
09/29/2020
Virtual Student Conference on Conservation Science 2020 | AMNH

It's almost time for one of our favorite events of the year.. the Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York (#SCCSNY2020), October 7-9! Registered participants will be able to access the virtual platform & start exploring the program beginning October 5th.

The 11th annual SCCS-NY will be a virtual meeting, taking place online from October 7–9, 2020.

Today at 2pm EDT, join CBC Jaffe Chief Conservation Scientist Eleanor Sterling for a live Q&A on how the COVID-19 pandem...
09/24/2020
Biodiversity Conservation and COVID: Livestream Sept 24 | AMNH

Today at 2pm EDT, join CBC Jaffe Chief Conservation Scientist Eleanor Sterling for a live Q&A on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected biodiversity conservation. This event is part of #ClimateWeekNYC!

Learn about the benefits of a reduction in human activity as well as challenges front-line conservation workers face.

#SCCSNY2020 participants: have you made your mentor café and workshop selections? Registration for these closes in less ...
09/22/2020
SCCS-NY 2020 Application & Registration | AMNH

#SCCSNY2020 participants: have you made your mentor café and workshop selections? Registration for these closes in less than a week - Sept. 28!
https://www.amnh.org/research/center-for-biodiversity-conservation/convening-and-connecting/sccs-ny/workshops

And if you are still considering attending the virtual SCCS-NY, it's not too late: http://ow.ly/SCSa50ByjZN

Apply to attend the 2020 Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York! For college students or early-career professionals pursuing the field of conservation science.

SCCS-NY 2020 talk, speed talk, & poster presenters – have you uploaded your presentation or poster to the participants s...
09/16/2020
Virtual Student Conference on Conservation Science 2020 | AMNH

SCCS-NY 2020 talk, speed talk, & poster presenters – have you uploaded your presentation or poster to the participants site yet? We need your files ASAP to ensure that the virtual conference runs as smoothly as possible!
resources.cbc.amnh.org/sccsny

#SCCSNY2020 is just a few weeks away.. learn more about this year's conference:
https://www.amnh.org/research/center-for-biodiversity-conservation/convening-and-connecting/sccs-ny

The 11th annual SCCS-NY will be a virtual meeting, taking place online from October 7–9, 2020.

What are the ecological drivers of disease emergence & pandemics, and how do human actions fit in? Join us virtually on ...
09/14/2020
Emerging diseases, biodiversity, and human wellbeing | AMNH

What are the ecological drivers of disease emergence & pandemics, and how do human actions fit in? Join us virtually on October 9th for a panel discussion with experts Liliana Dávalos, Kevin Olival, and Eleanor Sterling on emerging diseases, biodiversity, & human wellbeing.
#sccsny2020

Virtual discussion between experts on the links between emerging diseases, biodiversity, and human wellbeing.

Interested in how technology can improve evidence-based environmental decision-making? Register for this free webinar on...
09/02/2020
Webinars 2020-21

Interested in how technology can improve evidence-based environmental decision-making? Register for this free webinar on Sept. 8th where CBC Evidence Initiative scientist Dr. Samantha Cheng and others will be presenting on machine learning, text mining, open source & more!

CEE is pleased to announce an exciting monthly webinar series to showcase the content that was to be presented at EES2020 in Ottawa! The entire webinar series will be freely available and recording…

09/01/2020
SCCSNY

SCCS-NY attendees: sign-up for virtual workshops and mentor-hosted breakout rooms goes LIVE next week on the conference participant site! Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early.

Read up on this year's workshop lineup: https://bit.ly/32Ll8jZ
Access the participant site: https://bit.ly/2QMcfAY

08/26/2020
American Museum of Natural History

Tomorrow at 2pm EDT, join CBC Associate Director and flamingo expert Dr. Felicity Arengo for the latest edition of the American Museum of Natural History Scientists at Home series!

Join Felicity Arengo, associate director of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, as she shares stories about her expeditions to remote wetlands in the Andes mountains to count flamingos. Arengo and her colleagues in South America recently completed the 6th International Simultaneous Flamingo Census, which aims to compile population estimates for flamingos throughout their range in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru. Find out more about this important effort, carried out every five years by 100 volunteers visiting more than 300 wetlands, and how it reveals interesting population trends and helps focus conservation action, including creating and expanding protected areas.

NCEP has a new open-access module for your  conservation biology classroom: Parasite Biodiversity! Easily adapted for re...
08/25/2020

NCEP has a new open-access module for your conservation biology classroom: Parasite Biodiversity!

Easily adapted for remote learning, students discover the hidden world of parasites while practicing their data analysis and interpretation skills. https://bit.ly/3aQTxBF

NCEP has a new open-access module for your conservation biology classroom: Parasite Biodiversity!

Students have the opportunity to discover the hidden world of parasites: they will come face to face with living parasites, learn about what differentiates parasites from free-living species, observe some common adaptations to a parasitic lifestyle, explore the ecological role of parasites in food webs, and assess how parasite abundance might change in a changing world. This timely module, which includes two interactive labs and a video lecture, can easily be adapted to online/remote learning scenarios.

View & download: https://ncep.amnh.org/index.php/Detail/objects/1071

Who's getting excited for #SCCSNY2020? We've just updated the site with an overview of the 3-day virtual conference agen...
08/17/2020
Virtual Student Conference on Conservation Science 2020 | AMNH

Who's getting excited for #SCCSNY2020? We've just updated the site with an overview of the 3-day virtual conference agenda.

And don't forget, registration to attend is still open!

The 11th annual SCCS-NY will be a virtual meeting, taking place online from October 7–9, 2020.

Conservation Leadership Programme
07/27/2020
Conservation Leadership Programme

Conservation Leadership Programme

CLP is thrilled to announce that the competition for our 2021 Team Awards is now open! We are looking for applications from rising stars in conservation who are leading high-priority projects on threatened species around the world.

Eligible applicants can apply for three types of award differing in funding amounts. Award-winners will receive a project grant, global recognition, training and mentorship. The application deadline is 23 October 2020. For full details, visit: conservationleadershipprogramme.org/news/clp-2021-team-awards-applications

Please help us spread the word to find the next generation of conservation leaders!

#WeAreCLP #ConservationLeaders

07/20/2020
American Museum of Natural History

Join Mary Blair, the CBC's Director of Biodiversity Informatics Research, for a special "Scientists at Home" edition on climate change & endangered species -- this Thursday at 2pm EDT!

How are scientists working to help species threatened by climate change?

Join conservation biologist Mary Blair, director of biodiversity informatics research at the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, to explore research efforts to help conserve endangered species.

Join us on June 30th from 5:30pm-7:00pm EDT for our bi-annual Indicators of Well-being Webinar Series! This session will...
06/22/2020

Join us on June 30th from 5:30pm-7:00pm EDT for our bi-annual Indicators of Well-being Webinar Series!

This session will focus on well-being in action, as we share & exchange place-based examples and experiences with household and community food sovereignty and security.

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/cbcwebinarjune2020
Learn more: http://amnh.org/indicatorswebinar

06/19/2020

Today we acknowledge and celebrate #Juneteenth! This holiday marks a pivotal step towards freedom and justice for Black people in our country, but the fight continues. Working in the conservation and natural history fields, racism is part of our past and our present. We have much work to do.

Across all of our efforts at the CBC, we are committed to fighting discrimination and racism while learning and acting together to advance inclusion equity and justice.

Still considering submitting a workshop application for SCCS-NY 2020? There's still time.. proposals are due July 1st! A...
06/18/2020
SCCS-NY 2020 Workshop Proposal Form

Still considering submitting a workshop application for SCCS-NY 2020? There's still time.. proposals are due July 1st!

All workshops will be held ONLINE this year, as part of our entirely virtual conference. Learn more about SCCS-NY: amnh.org/sccsny

Welcome to the SCCS-NY workshop proposal application form! Below are details and deadlines for SCCS-NY 2020 (held virtually from October 7-9). UPDATE: All workshops for SCCS-NY 2020 will be held VIRTUALLY via Zoom. Workshops will be held on Friday, Oct. 9, from 2:15-3:30pm (1.5 hours in duration). A...

All application notifications have been sent out for SCCS-NY 2020. It was an incredibly competitive year and we thank ev...
06/16/2020
Virtual Student Conference on Conservation Science 2020 | AMNH

All application notifications have been sent out for SCCS-NY 2020. It was an incredibly competitive year and we thank everyone who submitted an abstract. It’s going to be a great program and we can't wait to see you "virtually" in October!

If you were not accepted to present this year, you can still participate in the virtual conference and network with peers and professionals in the field!

Learn more about SCCS-NY: amnh.org/sccsny

The 11th annual SCCS-NY will be a virtual meeting, taking place online from October 7–9, 2020.

06/16/2020
American Museum of Natural History

Tomorrow at 12pm EDT!

How does a virus infect humans? How do we model the spread of infection? And how do racial inequities in health and healthcare affect how a pandemic unfolds?

Join us for an online discussion with experts on COVID-19. To submit questions, email [email protected].

06/05/2020
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Today at 2:30pm Eastern: virtual birdwatching at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for Black Birders Week! #BlackWomenWhoBird

Virtual birdwatching in the Aviary for Black Birders Week with @BlackAFInSTEM #BlackWomenWhoBird!

The entire scientific community, especially those in leadership positions, must actively support the retention and diver...
06/03/2020
Academic leaders must support inclusive scientific communities during COVID-19

The entire scientific community, especially those in leadership positions, must actively support the retention and diversity of early-career scientists during and after COVID-19.

Take a moment to read this paper by CBC scientists and co-authors from around the world, published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution: go.nature.com/3eNemPe

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It's #BiodiversityDay! The CBC transforms knowledge from diverse sources and perspectives into conservation action. Lear...
05/22/2020
Biocultural Conservation Planning | AMNH

It's #BiodiversityDay! The CBC transforms knowledge from diverse sources and perspectives into conservation action. Learn about our work to implement culturally-grounded approaches to management and conservation of people, lands, and waters:

The CBC works together with a range of partners to support, develop, and implement culturally-grounded approaches to management and conservation of people, lands, and waters.

Important update from the Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York Organizing Committee: SCCS-NY 2020 will ...
05/22/2020
Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS-NY) 2020 | AMNH

Important update from the Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York Organizing Committee: SCCS-NY 2020 will be held virtually this year!

In response to the pandemic, we have made the decision to host the conference entirely online from Oct. 7-9, 2020. We are committed to bringing you an exciting, engaging, and inclusive conference despite the change in format. We will maintain all of the key aspects that make SCCS-NY a unique conference, including:

- Plenaries with Q&A sessions
- Talk and speed talk sessions
- Virtual poster session
- Mentor feedback
- Mentor-hosted "lunches"
- Opportunities to network with peers and mentors
- Workshops

Register to attend today! 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.

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Are you a elasmobranch person, a cetacean person or cephalopod person? We've seen plenty of them all this past year. Here's a little taster of some of the marine life our field research interns and our team have observed. https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10157500942067665
Our Oceans Research Foundation, Sea the Change students, took the opportunity to explain the ocean habitat and it's importance for World Habitat Day. We want to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our environment. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157466845697665&id=80871762664
Who’s watching Shark Week? Did you see our Oceans Research director of research, Dr Enrico Gennari, and other shark experts in the first episode of the week ‘Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach Off’? What did you think? If you missed it, here’s an idea of the kind of action we witness from our Mossel Bay sharks, while out conducting our research… https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=311003260101800
Can you help us to save our sharks? South Africa’s coastal shark populations – including the iconic hammerheads and great whites – are collapsing. Demersal Longline Fisheries are catching our sharks, and exporting the meat to Australia, where it is sold in Fish ‘n’ Chips under the name of Flake. The team driving the campaign to address the situation, finally got the government to take notice, and eagerly await a review panel’s decision regarding shark fisheries in South Africa. We’ve listed the highlights of the issues in this post (link below), and need your help in taking action to help save our sharks. https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157235498577665&id=80871762664
We can't wait to be up and running again with our field research program soon. In the meantime, check out some of the projects we've been busy with over the last year. https://www.facebook.com/80871762664/posts/10157154317227665/
I know most of you are stuck at home, and for biologists, getting out in the field looks a long way off. Well, now you can immerse yourself in the Oceans Research field research program, with our 360˚ video. Enjoy virtually experiencing our white shark research, tag and release, Baited Remote Underwater Video and Cetacean projects, without leaving the house. I hope that one day soon, you’ll be able to come and experience it in person. Stay safe everyone! https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/videos/578066246315271/
We reached out to the local angling community to form a collaboration with a shared goal: to keep the sharks and rays in South African waters, for generations to come. We discussed responsible angling, and best handling techniques. As well as how researchers and anglers can better work together, for the benefit of the animals. Check out the video: https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10156949322232665
When Amahle Fanelo began his journey with us through our Oceans Research Foundation, Sea the Change program, we never could have guessed how far he'd come. Not only has he embraced all aspects of our marine employability program, working extremely hard to learn these new skills, but he has done so well, that it actually led him to save a life, through the lifeguard training he underwent as part of the program. We took the opportunity to interview this amazing young man… https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10156862280952665
Check out my blog about bringing scuba diving, research and conservation into one amazing internship! https://www.facebook.com/119390806118005/posts/181244916599260/
Plastic pollution is a growing problem for our environment. One of the worst affected ecosystems, is our oceans. Oceans Research has recently started a microplastics project, for our field research program. We use a purpose built trawl, called a LADI trawl, to gather debris from the ocean surface, that we later analyse for plastic particles. Here’s a video showcasing our project:
Read our FIVE STEPS to wisely choose a Marine Research Internship Program. How work-ready are you? Potential employers look at, besides your degree, your job-specific skills. A field experience program gives you the opportunity to not only develop your skill sets to make you more employable, but also helps you contextualize what a career in marine research will look like down the road.
Recruiting students and recent graduates of the environmental sciences interested in assisting wildlife research projects in the Peruvian Amazon in 2020 #faunaforever #conservation #internships