The Institute for Conservation Research 2018 Seminar Series
Beckman Center for Conservation Research
15600 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027
Location: Main Conference Room, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
September 26: Nan Renner, Ph.D., Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
“The Power of “We” in the Face of Climate Change"
September 19: Kirstie Ruppert, Institute for Conservation Research
“Alongside the Wildlife: Human Dimensions of Conservation in Northern Kenya"
September 12: Stephanie Steele, Ph.D., Institute for Conservation Research
“Of Bark Beetles and Pine Needles: Exploring Adaptive Genetic Variation in the Threatened Torrey Pine"
September 5: NO SEMINAR
August 29: Colin Phifer, Ph.D., Michigan Technological University
“Conservation Tales from the Pacific and Americas: People as Part of their Ecosystem"
August 22: Meredith Gore, Ph.D., Michigan State University
“The Science of Conservation Crime"
August 15: Matt Hunt, Free the Bears
“Bringing Home the Bears"
August 10 (note the special date): Nuno Negrões Soares, Ph.D., Bolivian Association for Research and Conservation of Amazonian Andean Ecosystems
“Human and Jaguars in the Bolivian Amazon: The Search for Better Coexistence"
August 8: NO SEMINAR
August 1: Marni LaFleur, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
“Keeping Lemurs Wild: Understanding and Combating Madagascar's Primate Pet Trade"
July 25: Steven Kubiski, D.V.M., Ph.D., Institute for Conservation Research
“Red Panda Amdovirus: Viral Diseases and Conservation in the Age of Metagenomics"
July 18: Marisa Korody, Ph.D., Institute for Conservation Research
“Skin Cells to Gametes: Saving the Northern White Rhino with Science"
July 11: Jessica Sheftel, San Diego Zoo
“An Integrative Approach to Welfare: Theory and Application at San Diego Zoo Global"
July 4: Taylor Hains, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
“Conservation Genomics and Demographic Hisotry of new Crocodiles"
June 27: Cali Turner Tomaszewicz, Ph.D., NOAA Southest Fisheries Science Center
“Utiliizing Samples From Dead Endangered Species to Protect Future Generations: Case Studies on Sea Turtles in the Pacific"
June 20: Guy Combes, Soysambu Conservancy, and Andrew Denman, Contemporary Wildlife Artist
“Creative Conservation: Using Art to Benefit Wildlife and Habitat Conservation in Kenya's Rift Valley"
June 13: David Younkman, American Bird Conservancy, Western Region
“Bringing Back the Birds in the American West - and the Hemisphere: ABC's Conservation Approach"
June 6: Richard W. Halsey, California Chaparral Institute
“Chaparral, Wrentits, and Grizzly Bears: A Different Way to See San Diego"
May 28 (special date): Parker Pennington, Ph.D., Institute for Conservation Research
“Assisted Reproduction in White Rhinos"
May 23: Hariyo T. Wibisono, Institute for Conservation Research
“Sumatran Tiger Conservation: Past, Present, and Future"
May 16: Alexandria Warneke, Cabrillo National Monument
“Rethinking Science Communication"
May 14: George Wittemyer, Colorado State University
“New Approaches to 21st Century Conservation Threats to Elephants"
May 9: Angela Kemsley and Cory Pukini, WILDCOAST
“Protecting California's Underwater Parks: Management and Conservation of Marine Protected Areas"
May 2: Tanya Berger-Wolf, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
“Wildbook: Crowdsourcing, Computer Vision, and Data Science for Conservation"
April 25: Jeffrey Seminoff, Ph.D., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Southwest Fisheries
“Biology and Conservation of the Sea Turtles of California"
April 18: Candace Williams, Ph.D., Institute for Conservation Research
“Phytoestrogen Metabolism by Gut Microbiota and Southern White Rhinoceros Fertilit"y
April 11: Kathleen Gobush, Ph.D., Vulcan Philanthropy and University of Washington
“Elephant Conservation: How Sound Science Can Help Shape Strong Policy"
April 4: Sandra Ortiz Amador, M.Sc., M.V.Z., National Alliance for Jaguar Conservation
“Epidemiological Investigation of Canine Distemper Virus in Domestic Dogs, Jaguars and Pumas in the Surroundings of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in Southern Mexico"
January 26: Gabriela Ibarguchi, Ph.D., Institute for Conservation Research
“From Ice and Fire at the World’s End: Heritage, Ecology, and Conservation of the Andean Seedsnipes"
January 18: Christie Sampson, Ph.D. Candidate, Clemson University
“Living with Giants"
January 17: Adi Barocas, Ph.D., Institute for Conservation Research
“Working for Tropical Aquatic Ecosystem and Species Conservation: First Steps of the Peruvian Amazon Giant Otter Project"
January 4: Elissa Z. Cameron, Ph.D., University of Canterbury and University of Tasmania
“Individuals, Populations, and Conservation"