Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Events
NBI Annual Research Grants
Each year, the NBI funds research projects designed to increase understanding of the unique bioversity present on Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and Muskeget. The
NBI program awards grants of $1,500 or less
to researchers from all areas of the sciences.
Researchers can use the funding to pay for
the purchase of equipment necessary to complete
a specific research project. Grant recipients are encouraged to participate in our biennial Research Conferences and Biodiversity Assessment Weeks, held in alternate years. Please see our NBI Grants website for more informtion on our Research Grants.
NBI Biennial Biodiversity Assessment Week
Every other year, scientists and naturalist converge on Nantucket for a week of biodiversity related inventory work, research and public education. Experts in plant identification, insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals and many more spend a week leading walks, conducting research and networking. Anyone interested in learning about the biodiversity of Nantucket is welcome to participate.
Please visit our NBI Biodiversity Assessment Week page for more information.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 5th Biennial Biodiversity Week - May 16th to 22nd 2012.
NBI Biennial Research Conference
A full day conference, offered every other year, featuring oral presentations and posters relating to biodiversity research on Nantucket, its surrounding waters, and coastal New England. This conference is free to register and open to anyone intersted in learning about the biodiversity present on Nantucket.
Please visit our NBI Research Conference page for more information on the conference.
Our 4th Biennial conference was held on November 5th 2011, our next conference will be held in Fall 2013.