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 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.
NBI Grant Applications are DUE February
are currenlty soliciting applications for funding in 2014.
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Save the Date!
6th Biennial Biodiversity Weekend
July 25th - 28th 2014
NBI is busy planning this year's Biodiversity
Weekend which will take place, for the first time, during
the summer. Save the date and come participate in biodiversity
monitoring across the island. This is a great chance to learn
something new and interact with other naturalists and scientists
on Nantucket during the summer.
Stay tuned for more information.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated
in our 5th Biennial Biodiversity Research Conference - November
1st - 3rd 2013.
With the generous support of ReMain Nantucket,
we were able to make the conference a three day event with
field trips, a keynote talk and a full day of talks at the
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
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