Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development


 To safeguard Earth’s biodiversity through the collaborative development and
wise application of scientific expertise and resources

The Global Change Program's Species Distribution and Ecological Niche Workshops 2016

The Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development’s Global Change Program offered three hands-on workshops on species distribution and ecological niche modeling (SDM/ENM) this past year.  The workshop was developed and led by the CCSD’s Adam Smith and held at Kansas State University, Wichita State University and the North American Congress for Conservation Biology biennial meeting in Madison, WI. All workshop materials are for free and available at this link.

New Fellows



We welcomed our first Philip and Sima K. Needleman Doctoral Fellow, Brigitte Williams, in August 2016. She started her first semester at St. Louis University (SLU). Brigitte will be co-advised by Dr. Allison Miller at SLU and Dr. Christine Edwards, PI at the Conservation Genetics lab at the Garden.



Claudia Aparicio is our first Davidson Christoph Master's Fellow. She studies at the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) and is co-advised by Dr. Bob Ricklefs, Curator's Professor at UMSL, and Dr. Sebastian Tello, scientist at the Missouri Botanical Garden.