2.15/ Long Island Natural History Conference — Brookhaven National Lab, 3.24/25



Friday and Saturday, March 24-25, 2017
at Brookhaven National Laboratory


Registration Now Open



Horseshoe Crabs: Global Conservation Icon in Dire Straits.

John T. Tanacredi, Ph.D., Dept. of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Studies, and Director of CERCOM, Molloy College


Freshwater Fishes of Long Island: What are they and where did they come from?

Chart Guthrie, Regional Fisheries Manager, NYSDEC, Stony Brook.


Restoring Tributaries and River Herring on Long Island

Enrico Nardone, Esq., Executive Director, Seatuck Environmenal Association


Herpetofauna of the Northeast Coastal Region

Alvin Breisch, Roosevelt Wild Life Station, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse


What’s so special about the Long Island Dwarf Pine Plains?

Jessica Gurevitch, Ph.D., Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University


The American beachgrass microbiome: spying on private conversations underground.

Javier A. Izquierdo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Hofstra University


Plankton blooms, decreasing temperatures and recent fishkills: is there a connection? 

Sixto Portilla, The Graduate Center, CUNY


What Every Naturalist Should Know About the Geologic History and Glacial
Geomorphology of Long Island

Dr. J Bret Bennington, Dept. of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability, Hofstra


From Plankton to Whales: Why our local waters are worth protecting.

Christopher Paparo, Marine Sciences Center Manager, Stony Brook University


Bluefin Tuna Ecology and Management

Bradley S. McHale, Northeast Branch Chief, National Marine Fisheries Service


Wicked Neat; the Natural History of Vernal Pools.

Matthew R. Burne, Conservation Director, Walden Woods Project


Long Island’s Role in the Comeback of the Great White Shark.

Tobey H. Curtis, NOAA – National Marine Fisheries Service and UMASS– Dartmouth


Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History

Judith S. Weis, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Rutgers University


Plum Island: Biological Linchpin of an Archipelago

Louise Harrison, New York Outreach Coordinator, Plum Island Campaign, Save the Sound


To register or for more information visit their website Long Island Nature.


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