Conference Lodging Information

The Brant Point Inn
The Center Board Inn
The Brass Lantern Inn
The Regatta Inn

* For Conference Presenters Only - limited housing is available on island through UMASS, please email Sarah Oktay to reserve.






6th Biennial Biodiversity Research Conference

A full weekend of conference talks, keynote speaker, and field trips exploring the biodiversity of Nantucket - come for just the one day conference or stay for all of the events!

November 13th - 16th 2015, with conference talks on November 14th.


Conference Purpose

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 conference is held on Nantucket every other year and provides an opportunity to share the results of research being conducted on Nantucket and surrounding areas with other researchers and the public. This is an excellent opportunity to share your research, network with other researchers and naturalists, and to get an over view of the many different research projects on Nantucket and surrounding areas!




Keynote Speaker



Friday November 13th

7pm, Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall




Conference Field Trips and Workshops

* Pre-registration is required for all field trips, Limit 25 people per Field Trip *



Map of Conference Locations








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