Seven Princeton University undergraduates and three graduate students presented their research at the 2017 Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City Oct. 11-13. The conference was co-sponsored by Princeton and organized by the museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation.
For undergraduates, the SCCS is a prestigious opportunity to interact with and have their work reviewed by experienced scientists, said Dan Rubenstein, the Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology and director of the Program in Environmental Studies. The SCCS-New York is one of the sister conferences to the original SCCS begun in 2000 by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
"SCCS is mostly for graduate students and getting a talk there is hard — undergraduate participation is even rarer," said Rubenstein, who accompanied the undergraduates to New York. "Our students have created some great posters. They will have the opportunity to network and receive lots of feedback. It's a very good opportunity for students who want to go to graduate school or work in the nonprofit sector."
The Princeton undergraduates who presented posters of their work at the SCCS are listed below, including their class year, major and the title of their research. The slideshow at bottom features the students' research posters and can be viewed in full-screen mode.
Three Princeton graduate students in ecology and evolutionary biology also displayed their work or presented it during an SCCS session: