SICB Celebrates Black History Month!

SICB scientists around the world are stepping up in their research, communication, and teaching to build a scientific community that is actively anti-racist.  This work is not confined to a single month of the year, but in celebration of February as Black History month, SICB would like to offer this collection of resources to support efforts to make the scientific community more diverse, equitable, just, and inclusive.


SICB+ Resources:

Available HERE for SICB+ members until March 16, 2023

Alex Troutman Symposium talk NFWB: Navigating Fieldwork While Black.  Part of S9: Envisioning a Diverse, Inclusive, and Safe Future for Field Biology

Dr. Beronda Montgomery Plenary Address: Lessons About and From Plants – Insight for Human Thriving

Dr. Tyrone Hayes Plenary Address: Right Back Where I Started: Enamored with Anurans


Media and Training opportunities:

Kendall Moore – Can We Talk, Can we Talk 2 (documentary films)

Webinars on inclusion and equity in academic biology (by SABER – the Society for the advancement of Biology – in collaboration with Arizona State University)

National Coalition Building Institute (offers training opportunities):

Podcast: Seeing White

Training Resources from Field Inclusive


Journal Publications, Chapters, and Conference Presentations

Puritty C et al. (2017) Without inclusion, diversity initiatives may not be enough. Science 357: 1101-1102.

Chaudhary VB, Berhe AA (2020) Ten simple rules for building an antiracist lab. PLoS Comput Biol 16(10): e1008210.

Schell, C.J., Guy, C., Shelton, D.S. et al. (2020) Recreating Wakanda by promoting Black excellence in ecology and evolution. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 1285–1287. 

Cronin MR, Alonzo SH, Adamczak SK, Baker DN, Beltran RS, Borker AL, Favilla AB, Gatins R, Goetz LC, Hack N, Harenčár JG. (2021) Anti-racist interventions to transform ecology, evolution and conservation biology departments. Nature ecology & evolution. Sep;5(9):1213-23.

Trisos CH, Auerbach J, Katti M. (2021) Decoloniality and anti-oppressive practices for a more ethical ecology. Nature Ecology & Evolution. May 24:1-8.

Wilga CA, Nishiguchi M, Tsukimura B. (2017) Broadening participation in the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Integrative and Comparative Biology. Jul 1;57(1):7-17.

Giles S, Jackson C, Stephen N.  (2020) Barriers to Fieldwork in Undergraduate Geoscience Degrees. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment 1:77-78.

Ahmad AS, Sabat I, Trump-Steele R, King E (2019) Evidence-based strategies for improving diversity and inclusion in undergraduate research labs. Frontiers in Psychology, June 18.

Race Ethnicity and Education Volume 22, Issue 4: special issue on race and STEM education:



Whistling Vivaldi – How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do.  Steele, Claude. 2011.

Making Black Scientists: A Call to Action. Marybeth Gasman and Thai-Huy Nguyen. 2019. 

Lessons from Plants. Beronda Montgomery. 2021.


Resource collections from other organizations:

CalState COAST:


the Society for
Integrative &