The Conservation Paleobiology Research Coordination Network (CPN) will design and develop a series of online webinars focused on training future conservation paleobiologists, archaeologists, practitioners, and stakeholders to navigate the continuum from basic to applied research. The webinars will be developed to bring faculty to the students and facilitate interaction of students, faculty, and professionals across multiple institutions via virtual platforms. Webinars will include active learning modules in addition to case studies on the fundamentals of conservation paleobiology. Presentations will be designed to be viewed weekly over the course of an academic term, and will be developed by faculty from multiple institutions and practitioners from non-academic organizations. Materials and video from the CPN-sponsored field courses will be incorporated via the translation of these experiences into virtual field courses. Ultimately, the webinars will be freely available in English and Spanish to educators, students, stakeholders, and the public.
If you are interested in being involved, or have a topic you would like to see covered in the webinar series, please let us know! There are many ways to become involved. You can become a member of the CPN and indicate your interest in contributing to the webinar effort. You are also welcome to email any member of the Webinar Panel directly with your suggestions.
Additional updates about the ongoing development of webinars for the Conservation Paleobiology Network will be posted here.
Karl Flessa Department of Geosciences University of Arizona Webinar Panel Co-Chair
Julieta Martinelli School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences University of Washington Webinar Panel Member
Ji Yeon Shin Department of Geosciences University of Arizona Webinar Panel Member
Jansen Smith Paleontological Research Institution Webinar Panel Member
Brian Tanis Department of Integrative Biology Oregon State University Webinar Panel Member
Rebecca Terry Department of Integrative Biology Oregon State University Webinar Panel Co-Chair