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Mission: Advancing information and research for the conservation of New York’s biodiversity.



STATUS UPDATE

ON JUNE 30, 2009, THE BRI PROGRAM OFFICE CLOSED AND WILL REMAIN CLOSED INDEFINITELY.

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF BRI AND THE BRI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ARE WORKING TO REOPEN THE OFFICE AND REINSTATE STAFF BUT TO DATE HAVE FAILED. BECAUSE OF THE DELAY IN REOPENING THE OFFICE, WE MUST CANCEL THE 2010 NORTHEAST NATURAL HISTORY CONFERENCE, WHICH WAS SCHEDULED FOR April. THE SPRING LECTURE SERIES IS ALSO CANCELED AND THE RECORDINGS OF THE LECTURES FROM THIS PAST FALL WILL NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

THIS NATURAL HISTORY CONFERENCE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE ELEVENTH. OVER THE YEARS, THIS CONFERENCE HAS BECOME AN IMPORTANT VENUE FOR EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION AND IDEAS AMONG RESEARCH PROFESSIONALS. IT ALSO HAS BECOME THE PREMIER MEETING FOR UNIVERSITY GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENTING RESEARCH RESULTS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A SETTING WHERE THEY ARE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH RESEARCHERS ACTIVE THROUGHOUT THE NORTHEAST. THIS LOSS OF A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO DEVELOP PROFESSIONALLY AND FOR PROFESSIONALS TO INTERACT WITH FUTURE COLLEAGUES IS TRAGIC AND WE APOLOGIZE.


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BRI's 2007–2008 Biennial Report — Now Available
BRI staff recently completed this report that highlights some of the program's achievements over the last two years. Read More...



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Biology and Conservation Lecture Series :: Fall 2009
The schedule of speakers and their lecture topics for the October 2009 lecture series are now available. Read More...

 


Bipalium adventitium photo by Peter Ducey

Web Seminars Now Available!
Recorded seminars are now available for a limited time for the April 2009 Biology and Conservation Lecture Series.
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Upcoming Conference:
Northeast Natural History Conference 2011
April 6 – 9, 2011
Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY

 


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