Past Events (BGC)

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Academic year 2020-2021 (BGC)

Academic year 2019-2020 (BGC)

Academic year 2018-2019 (BGC)

Academic year 2017-2018 (BGC)

Academic year 2016-2017 (BGC)

Academic year 2015-2016 (SBSC Program)

Academic year 2014-2015 (SBSC Program)

Academic year 2013-2014 (SBSC Program)

Academic year 2012-2013 (SBSC Program)

  • June 20, 2013 A group of nearly 20 domain scientists and bioinformaticians gathered to work toward global standards for biodiversity surveys and checklists. A public presentation was followed by a four day workshop at which metadata standards were developed and tested. See workshop material at the event page.
  • March 28 + 29 2013 “Spatial Biodiversity Analysis in R” with Robert Hijmans. Over 20 undergraduates, Masters and PhD students and postdocs attended each session of this two day event. See workshop materials and the program at the event page.


  • February 21 + 22 2013 “Google at Yale: A Meeting of the Minds on Geotechnology” YCEI and SBSC co-sponsored a soldout two-day event led by a group from Google’s Mountain View Headquarters. Well over 80 students , postdocs and faculty participated. The group showcased Google Earth Engine, Maps Engine, Open Data Kit and more through a series of interactive workshops. The event culminated in a well attended panel discussion: Geotechnology and the Future of Sustainability: A Panel Discussion with Rebecca Moore (Google), Professor Karen Seto (Yale), Professor Walter Jetz (Yale), and Professor Dana Tomlin (Yale). Checkout the Twitter feed #GoogleatYale and see photos, videos, and the program at the event page.
  • February 2, 2013 Alex Pigot Seminar. Ca. 30 members of the Yale community attended a seminar on macro-evolution and species interactions.
  • January 18, 2013 David Storch Seminar. Ca. 70 members of the Yale community attended a YIBS/SBSC seminar on the Species Area Relationship and Scale Area Relationship.
  • November 29, 2012 Catherine Graham Seminar. 30 members of the Yale community attended a seminar on beta diversity and hummingbird field data. 
  • October 23 + 24 2012 SBSC Launch symposium “Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation at a Global Scale” drew nearly 100 scholars, community members, and government representatives to Yale for a two day event. Twelve invited biodiversity scientists gave seminars ranging from remote sensing technology to citizen science outreach programs. See photos, videos, and the program at the event page.