The goal of the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) Research Program is to increase knowledge of understudied taxonomic groups and of the overall biodiversity of Nantucket, Tuckernuck, Muskeget and surrounding waters. The NBI facilitates collaboration, research and data storage and sharing between on and off-island researchers, conservation interests and the general public.

Our Biodiversity Research Conference is held on Nantucket every other year during odd years. This is an excellent opportunity to share your research, network with other researchers and naturalists, and to get an overview of the many different research projects on Nantucket and surrounding areas!  

2019 Biodiversity Research Conference Details

November 1st-3rd 2019

This 8th Biennial Conference will feature a full conference day of research presentations and posters on Saturday November 2nd. Friday will kick off with workshops and a keynote lecture and the weekend will end with field trips around the island.

Conference Day Venue: Nantucket Hotel & Resort (77 Easton Street, Nantucket)

Call for Abstracts

Abstract Deadline: September 30th 2019 at 5pm