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Francesca Grifo grifo at AMNH.ORG
Thu Mar 20 11:14:02 CST 1997


 AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
>            CENTER FOR BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION
>                   SPRING SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
>                     April 17 and 18, 1997
>
>The American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and
>Conservation is presenting a major international symposium on the nature of
>species extinctions on April 17 and 18, 1997.
>
>On April 17, the symposium will feature the latest scientific research and
>findings on the role that humans and other forces have played in the
>extinction process.  On April 18, participants will assess the
>effectiveness of various approaches to sustaining valuable biological
>resources and to preventing further irrevocable species loss.
>
>
>                      SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
>
>THURSDAY, APRIL 17:
>
>HUMANS AND OTHER CATASTROPHES: EXPLAINING PAST EXTINCTIONS
>AND THE EXTINCTION PROCESS
>
>7:30 a.m. REGISTRATION
>
>8:30 a.m. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
>          Michael J. Novacek, Senior Vice President and Provost, AMNH
>          Ross D.E. MacPhee, Curator and Chairman of Mammalogy, AMNH
>
>PARTICIPANTS (in alphabetical order):
>
>John Alroy, Smithsonian Institution
>"Reorganization of Late Quaternary Mammal Faunas and Causes of Mass Extinction"
>
>David A. Burney, Fordham University
>"Rates and Processes of Landscape Transformation and Extinction: Islands as
>Experiments in Human Ecology"
>
>Niles Eldredge, AMNH
>"Cretaceous Meteor Showers, the Human Ecological "Niche," and the Sixth
>Extinction"
>
>Tim F. Flannery, Australian Museum
>"Emerging Patterns in Australasian Quaternary Extinctions"
>
>Russell W. Graham, Denver Museum of Natural History,
>Thomas W. Stafford, Jr., University of Colorado
>Holmes A. Semken, Jr., University of Iowa
>"Pleistocene Extinctions: Chronology, Non-Analog Communities, and
>Environmental Change"
>
>Gary Haynes and B. Sunday Eiselt, University of Nevada
>"The Power of Pleistocene Hunter-gatherers: A Forward and Backward
>Search for the Evidence About Mammoth Extinction"
>
>R.N. Holdaway, Palaecol Research
>"Differential Vulnerability in the New Zealand Vertebrate Fauna"
>
>Helen James, Smithsonian Institution
>Douglas Siegel-Causey, National Science Foundation
>"Prehistoric Extinctions in Hawaii: The Search for Causes"
>
>Ross D.E. MacPhee, AMNH
>Preston A. Marx, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
>"Disease and Extinction"
>
>Paul S. Martin, University of Arizona
>"Prehistoric Overkill:  Three Decades of Discovery and Debate"
>
>Norman Owen-Smith, University of the Witwatersrand
>"The Interaction of Humans, Megaherbivores and Habitats in the Late
>Pleistocene Extinction Event"
>
>Melanie L.J. Stiassny, AMNH
>"Vanishing from Freshwater: Species Decline and the Machinery of Extinction"
>
>A.J. Stuart, Norfolk Museum Services/Castle Museum
>"The Role of Humans in Late Pleistocene Megafaunal Extinction, with Particular
>Reference to Northern Eurasia and North America"
>
>7:00 p.m. PLENARY ADDRESS
>          Stuart Pimm, University of Tennessee
>          "Extinctions, Geographic Ranges, and Patterns of Loss"
>
>7:45 p.m. RECEPTION
>
>
>
>FRIDAY, APRIL 18
>
>PREVENTING EXTINCTION: ADVANCES IN BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
>
>8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION
>
>9:00 a.m. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
>          Ellen V. Futter, President, AMNH
>          Francesca T. Grifo, Director, CBC
>
>EXPLAINING PAST EXTINCTIONS AND THE EXTINCTION PROCESS
>Tim F. Flannery, Australian Museum
>Ross D.E. MacPhee, AMNH
>
>THE ROLE OF SCIENCE
>David Ehrenfeld, Rutgers University
>Michael J. Novacek, AMNH
>
>MANAGING NATURAL RESOURCES FOR DIVERSITY
>Gary Hartshorn, Organization for Tropical Studies
>Marianne Cramer, Central Park Conservancy
>
>THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
>Judy Braus, World Wildlife Fund
>Carol Fialkowski, Chicago Wilderness
>
>THE IMPACT OF CONSERVATION POLICY
>Gail Benjamin*, Land Use Division, New York City Council
 Eric Goldstein*, Natural Resources Defense Council
 Additional panelist to be announced.

>THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INDIVIDUAL
>Paul Johnson, Natural Resource Conservation Service
>
>* invited
>
>
>REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION
>
>To register, please send the information below to conference at amnh.org.
>
>NAME:
>TITLE:
>AFFILIATION:
>ADDRESS:
>CITY:
>STATE:
>ZIP CODE:
>PHONE NUMBER:
>FAX:
>E-MAIL:
>
>Please indicate which sessions you will attend:
>
>- I will attend HUMANS AND OTHER CATASTROPHES on Thursday, April 17
>- I will attend PREVENTING EXTINCTION on Friday, April 18
>- I will attend the PLENARY ADDRESS and RECEPTION
>- I cannot attend, but would like conference materials and subsequent reports
>
>
>For further information, call 212-769-5742, or e-mail conference at amnh.org.
>
>
>The programs and publications of the Center for Biodiversity and
>Conservation are made possible by the generous support of The Starr
>Foundation.  Additional support for this symposium has been provided by the
>Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
>
>
>SPECIAL EXHIBITION
>
>The Spring Symposium is being presented in conjunction with the special
>exhibition ENDANGERED! EXPLORING A WORLD AT RISK, on view at the American
>Museum through September 1, 1997.  The exhibition examines the causes and
>effects
>of species and habitat endangerment and extinction, and explains the issues
>surrounding the prevention of future species loss.
>
>
>LOCATION AND TRANSPORTATION
>
>The Museum is located on Central Park West between 77th and 81st Streets.
>All symposium attendees should enter the Museum via the 77th Street
>Entrance (between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue)
>
>BY SUBWAY
>Take the IND 8th Avenue "B" or "C" train to 81st Street and Central Park
>West, or the IRT Broadway Local "1" or "9" train to 79th Street and walk 2
>blocks east.
>
>BY BUS
>On the West Side, take the "M10" bus uptown or downtown to 77th Street and
>Central Park West; or take the "M79" cross-town bus to the intersection of
>81st Street and Central Park West.
>
>PARKING
>The Museum parking lot is temporarily closed.  For public transportation
>and local parking information, please call 212-769-5100.
>
>Attendees are asked to make their own arrangements for travel and
>accommodation.  For hotel information, please e-mail conference at amnh.org or
>call 212-769-5742.
>
>
>CENTER FOR BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION
>
>The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation is a multi-departmental
>facility  dedicated to enhancing the use of rigorous scientific data to
>mitigate critical threats to global biodiversity.
>
>
>For more information about the Center:
>
>Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
>American Museum of Natural History
>Central Park West at 79th Street
>New York, N.Y. 10024-5192
>Tel:  212-769-5742
>Fax:  212-769-5292
>
>
>
>

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Francesca T. Grifo, Ph.D.                     e-mail: grifo at amnh.org
Director                                      phone:  212-769-5742
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation      fax:    212-769-5292
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York City, New York 10024




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