Dinner lecture: “Let’s drink to conservation – how coffee can help people and the planet”

What: Tropical Biology and Conservation will host Dr. Amanda Rodewald, the Director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Garvin Professor in Natural Resources who has worked extensively with bird and biodiversity conservation in Latin American agroecosystems.

Pizza and beverages provided from 5:00-5:15 PM, the talk begins at 5:15 PM and a discussion follows.

When: April 11, 5pm

Where: Emerson Hall, room 135

Lunch Lecture: Linking migratory bird conservation with agroforestry and coffee cultivation in Latin America

What: Ruth Bennett will be presenting a seminar entitled “Linking migratory bird conservation with agroforestry and coffee cultivation in Latin America.”  This is co-sponsored by IP-CALS and Tropical Biology and Conservation.

When: Wednesday, March 28, 12:20-1:20 pm

Where: Emerson Hall 135

Event: Tropical Biology and Conservation meeting


There will be two talks; Gerardo Soto will be presenting his research titled “Defining Forest Health to Help Conservation Planning in Chile” and Ted Lawrence will be presenting a talk titled: “Linking Economic Globalization to Changes in Maya Forest Landscapes of Yucatan, Mexico.”.  Pizza and beverages will be provided and please bring your own tupperware and utensils.

Tropical Biology and Conservation will also be discussing some of the upcoming activities for the rest of the semester.

When: Wednesday, February 21, 5:00-6:00 pm

Where: Emerson Hall, room 135

Tropical Biology and Conservation Symposium, Call for Abstracts

The first annual Tropical Biology & Conservation Lightning Symposium, hosted by the TBC Graduate Student Association, will take place on Saturday, October 21st at 10 AM. This symposium will provide the first campus-wide opportunity to engage with and learn from a large, interdisciplinary group conducting research and projects in the tropics.

TBC-GSA is calling for abstract submissions of original research, new ideas, and project experiences that fall under the major theme of tropical and conservation sciences. All talks will be 5 minutes long and presented in lightning rounds.  Lightning talks are short-form talks, which are unlike traditional conference presentations, panels, or lectures. Each speaker gets five minutes and must use a limited number of PowerPoint slides. The main goal is to spark new conversations and collaborations across disciplines with fast-paced presentations. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the work of a large number of colleagues across campus with similar interests in a relatively short period of time.

TBC is seeking talks from graduate student, postdocs, professors, project staff, and advanced undergraduates.

To participate, please submit a brief abstract (title and 50-word description) to tbcsymp@gmail.com by Saturday, October 7th. Also please identify the thematic area that most closely represents your presentation from the following list:

Thematic areas:
Tropical Biology & Ecology
Conservation Sciences
One Health
Sustainability & Biodiversity
Indigenous Studies

If you have any questions, please contact us at tbcsymp@gmail.com.