The University of Michigan has become a new chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). SCB is a global organization dedicated to facilitating, promoting and advancing the scientific study and conservation of biological diversity.
“Our goal is to develop interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and community for students pursuing professional careers in the field of biodiversity conservation,” said Amy Zuckerwise, a PhD student at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). “We also aim to provide an inclusive forum for member involvement in local and global conservation issues. Our regular activities include events such as guest lectures, field trips and career chats. We are excited to become a part of SCB.”
Zuckerwise is co-president of the U-M chapter, along with SEAS master’s student Ella Hartshorn. Ian Slack, another SEAS master’s student, is the newsletter editor, while Anna Yue Yu, a SEAS PhD student, is the treasurer. Kirby Mills (MS '19), a PhD student in ecology and evolutionary biology, and Zuckerwise are the outreach coordinators.