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Join the conversation: #SaferScience

As a result of identity prejudice, certain individuals are more vulnerable to conflict and violence when they are performing scientific work in the field. To help create change and best practices, everyone within the scientific community will benefit from learning more about the risks some colleagues face performing fieldwork. Join this live webinar to learn more.

At this event, Amelia-Juliette Demery and Monique Pipkin will present their Nature Ecology and Evolution paper titled, “Safe fieldwork strategies for at-risk individuals, their supervisors and their institutions” (link to summary story). The paper presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion with inter-disciplinary experts in fieldwork and diversity and inclusion. Participants are encouraged to submit questions upon registration.


Dr. Meredith Hastings, Associate Professor of Environment & Society, Brown University 

Women’s Network President, PI for AdvanceGeo

Dr. Christopher J Schell, Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology, University of Washington Tacoma

Author of Recreating Wakanda by promoting Black excellence in ecology and evolution

Dr. Hendratta Ali, Associate Professor of Geosciences, Fort Hays State University

Author of Ten Steps to protect BIPOC scholars in the field

Sara Souza, Field Safety Specialist, University of California


Amelia-Juliette Demery: PhD Candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University. Amelia-Juliette is a 3rd year PhD candidate and Sloan Foundation Scholar. She is interested in the genomic mechanisms underlying avian phenotypes and their evolutionary patterns across space and time.

Monique Pipkin: PhD Student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University. Monique is a 2nd year PhD student and Sloan Foundation Fellow. Her research focuses on the ultimate and proximate mechanism behind social behavior and social signaling, and the use of art in science education and outreach.

Date & Time

February 17, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Sponsors

This event is co-sponsored by Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement. This workshop is in part supported through funds from the National Science Foundation under Grant No.1647094 (AGEP CIRTL). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors/organizers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

More information about this event.

Contact Information

CALS Office of Diversity and Inclusion

  • cals_odi [at]


Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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