Thank you for attending NEAEB 2017!

We had a great time at the conference this past March in Hartford, CT and hope you did as well! Information on NEAEB 2018 will be available in November/December, and in the meantime you can review materials from past NEAEBs here

Abstract Submission

Presentation and Poster Abstracts

Thank you to all who submitted presentation and poster abstracts for NEAEB 2017! Conference abstracts from 2017 can be found here.


NEAEB 2017 Annual Pre-Conference Workshop

This year's workshop took place on Monday, March 13, the day before the conference. This year's topic is the basic taxonomy, biology, and ecology of aquatic insects focusing on Mayflies, Stoneflies, and Caddisflies. An overview of the session can be found here.

NEAEB Legends

Past Conference Materials

NEAEB has a long and storied history. Follow this link to a page with materials for past conferences, dating back to the 2005 conference in Lake George, NY.

NEAEB 2017 Registration

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NEAEB 2017 Abstracts

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Past Conference Materials

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Neaeb - the New England Association of Environmental Biologists

Our objective: To provide an annual forum wherein ideas may be exchanged, projects, research, and technology may be presented or displayed, and a temporary formal gathering place provided to enhance the advancement of environmental protection and management of the region’s aquatic resources. This year is NEAEB's 41st annual conference, drawing hundreds from around the Northeast and beyond. Learn more about NEAEB's history and past conferences below.

NEAEB 2017

41st Annual NEAEB Conference -
March 14-16, 2017 in Hartford, CT

The 2017 NEAEB conference was held at Hilton Hartford Hotel in Hartford, Connecticut. This year’s conference featured excellent concurrent sessions, plenary speaker(s), an interactive poster session covering a variety of topics: water quality standards, restoration, wetland and lakeshore assessment, migratory fish, citizen science, stormwater, temperature, innovative methods, long-term monitoring, macroinvertebrates and toxics, climate change and lakes, conservation planning tools, effects of lake drawdown, and classification of lakes, ponds, and vernal pools.


NEAEB would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Thank you to our 2017 sponsors, and information on sponsoring NEAEB 2018 will be available in late 2017.

Conference Documents

  • All conference documents (including presentations) have been posted on the NEAEB Archives page, along with materials from past conferences.

Join us This year:

  • Share your research through a presentation or poster.

  • Hear about a host of work taking place around the region.

  • Registration now live - register here!

  • Sponsor this year's conference.

Pre-NEAEB Annual Workshop

This year's workshop (workshop program here) will take place on Monday, March 13th, and will focus on the basic taxonomy, biology, and ecology of aquatic insects focusing on Mayflies, Stoneflies, and Caddisflies. Register here!

Presentation and Poster Abstracts

Oral presentation abstracts can be downloaded here, and a list of poster presenters and titles is available here. We will be in touch regarding any next steps in the coming months.

Student Poster Prize

Students are welcome and encouraged to attend! Prizes will be awarded to top student posters.

Past Conferences

NEAEB's History

The Northeast Association of Environmental Biologists first conference was held in 1977 in Lexington, MA. As it is today, at the time it was seen as a necessity: with so many biologists working in the Northeast for the states and for private consulting firms, it had become apparent that there was a need to organize and meet to discuss common issues in the region and exchange ideas.

Forty years later, NEAEB is stronger than ever. The conference continues to build professional networks and allows for meaningful collaboration. Recent successes have included the Regional Stream Biological Condition Gradient Projects, the Regional Cyanobacteria Project, and Regional Monitoring Networks for Streams and Lakes.

Growth of NEAEB

Where We've Been

Conference Program Archives

Past NEAEB conference materials, including the presentations for some years, have been saved and stored - you can find them here.

Legends of NEAEB

NEAEB has a long and storied history. We want to recognize the contributions of those who have been active in NEAEB leadership since the very earliest conferences in the 1970s. A Legends of NEAEB section is under development - stay tuned!