Brookhaven, NY- November 25, 2013 - The second annual Long Island Natural History Conference will take place Friday, December 6 in Berkner auditorium at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY. The conference will comprise sixteen presentations by leading Long Island wildlife biologists and naturalists on topics including the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on our flora and fauna, survey results for the American eel, bats, mammals, moths and carnivorous plants of Long Island, conservation issues related to the eastern box turtle, eastern tiger salamander, red knot and saltmarsh sparrow, and two interesting history presentations on the menhaden fishery and Long Island’s environmental movement.
The conference is open to the general public and promises to be the largest regional forum for researchers, natural resource managers, students, and naturalists to present and exchange current information on the varied aspects of applied field biology (freshwater, marine, and terrestrial) and natural history of Long Island. It will serve as a premier venue to identify research and management needs, foster friendships and collegial relationships, and encourage a greater region-wide interest in Long Island’s natural history by bringing together people with diverse backgrounds.
The conference is a project of the Long Island Nature Organization, committed to promoting nature studies on Long Island by sponsoring specific projects, providing opportunities like the conference to increase communication among wildlife researchers, managers, and the general public, and building a web-based clearing house for Long Island Natural History information.
Conference sponsors include Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island, The Nature Conservancy, North Shore Land Alliance, Peconic Land Trust, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Seatuck Environmental Association, South Fork Natural History Society, Group for the East End, Long Island Pine Barrens Commission and Brookhaven National Laboratory.
To register, go to LongIslandNature.org
General admission: $25; students: $15.