The Nantucket Biodiversity
Initiative (NBI) seeks to conserve the native biodiversity
of Nantucket through collaborative research, monitoring and
NBI is a collaborative effort
between many local, state and federal conservation, science
and research organizations.
NBI Research Conference
November 1-3rd 2013
We are busy planning our 5th Biennial Nantucket Biodiversity Research Conference.
This three day event will feature field trips, a keynote
lecture and a full day of biodiversity related talks.
Registration is now open!
Keep an eye on our Biodiversity
Conference Website for more information.
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NBI Research Grants
The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative supports biodiversity
related research on Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and Muskeget Islands
through and annual Small Grants program. This program awards
grants of $1,500 or less to researchers from all areas of
the sciences. Funding is available for the purchase of research
equipment, travel to the Islands for research, field supplies,
sample processing, etc necessary to complete a specific research
project. Additional information can be found in the grant
guidelines and application.
are currenlty soliciting applications for funding in 2014.
Thank you to everyone who submitted applications to our 2013 Research Grants program. We received many applications for exciting biodiversity-related research to be conducted on Nantucket.
2013 NBI Research Grant Recipients
Snake Survey 2013 - Nantucket & Tuckernuck by Scott Smyers
Fine Scale Population Genetic Structure of the Spotted Turtle by Lindsay Petrenchick and Dr. Barbara Brennessel
A Survey of the Ants of Tuckernuck and Muskeget Islands by Dr. Robert Stevenson
Galls and Leaf Mines of Nantucket by Charley Eiseman
of our NEW brochure are available through participating members
5th Biennial Biodiversity Assessment Week
May 16th to 22nd 2012
Thanks to everyone who participated in our
5th Bienniel Biodiversity Week! We had a great turn out with
lots of interesting walks and talks exploring the biodiversity
of Nantucket and the surrounding islands.
We had great participation in our Amatuer
Click here to see all of the submitted photographs and
the contest winners!
A big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors:
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