The Conservation Biology program is an interdisciplinary community of students, faculty, and conservation professionals. This graduate student-led group provides a graduate certificate program, and organizes a reading group (fall semester) and seminar series (spring semester). The reading groups and seminars promote discussion and communication among students and faculty, and are open to anyone in the community. These events provide students with the opportunity to make connections between their own research, current issues in the field of conservation biology, and the work of other graduate students and faculty members. Generally, the reading group and seminar series are organized around a semester-long theme or topic of relevance to conservation biology.
Graduate students who wish to pursue the certificate enroll in courses in the areas of natural science, social science, and techniques, and complete an internship. In doing so, the certificate program helps prepare graduate students to be future leaders in research and outreach in conservation-related fields.
For more information on the reading group, seminar series, or how to obtain a certificate, please visit the links on the left side of this website. If you would like to join the Conservation Biology listserv and receive a weekly email with information about our events, please email Britt Ousterhout.