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Bard CEP Alumna Contributes to American Museum of Natural History's new Biodiversity Handbook for NYC 


Bard Center for Environmental Policy Assistant Admissions Director and '08 graduate Molly Williams is a featured contributor in the American Museum of Natural History's upcoming Biodiversity Assessment Handbook for New York City. Her portion of the handbook was born from her CEP internship and thesis work at the Museum. 

The handbook, which is free, provides a detailed guide to New York City's natural habitats, including green space assessment, as well as wildlife and plant guides. The handbook's goal is to provide resources and act as a "guide for land managers, policymakers, conservationists, researchers, consultants, educators, and students who are addressing the myriad questions about green spaces and biodiversity in the City". 

The main authors on the handbook are Erik Kiviat, Executive Director of Hudsonia, and Elizabeth Johnson, Manager, Metropolitan Biodiversity Program - Center for Biodiversity & Conservation for the Museum of Natural History. Johnson also acted as Williams' internship supervisor. 

Congratulations to all involved in this project and it's future impact on New York City's environmental causes! 


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This event was last updated on 06-11-2013