Section Update: LACA


LACA member survey

LACA Board of Directors (BOD) designed and implemented a member survey in order to know our members’ needs and expectations. The survey included topics such as social network content, scholarship and grant usage, membership status, conservation interests, networking, etc. To read the results click here.

Student Conference in Conservation Science - NY

The sixth Student Conference in Conservation Science (SCCS)-New York was held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York this past October, and included participation from many students and early-career professionals from the LACA region. The 2015 SCCS-NY convened 225 participants and 63 mentors, from 29 countries and 15 states in the US.The Society and in particular the LACA Section board members were actively involved in this conference. Ana Luz Porzecanski, director of the AMNH’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and Director of Education for the LACA section, worked with the Society to facilitate their participation during the conference's Resource and Career Fair, which helped publicize SCB to potential new members from around the world. Both plenary talks at SCCS this year featured conservation research taking place in the LACA region. Past SCB President, Rodrigo Medellín, spoke on "How to Do Conservation Science, Implement it, and Not Die Trying,” and participated as a mentor during the conference. Anthony Giordano participated as an abstract reviewer and a student mentor during the conference. More details, and videos of the talks and panels are available at SCCS-NY at  Previous Next