NEAEb 2018
March 13-15

We invite you to join us March 13-15th in Devens, MA for the 42nd annual NEAEB conference! Abstract submission is now open, and registration will go live in January.

Abstract Submission

Presentation and Poster Abstracts

Abstract submission for NEAEB 2018 is now open! Abstracts of up to 200 words should be submitted to by January 15th, 2018 (please indicate in the email whether you are submitting a presentation or poster). More information on abstract submission can be found here.


NEAEB 2018 Annual Pre-Conference Workshop

This year's workshop will place on Monday, March 12th, the day before the conference. Stay tuned for more information on this year's topic and how to register in early 2018.

Past Conferences

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.

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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 2018

42nd Annual NEAEB Conference -
March 13-15, 2018 in Devens, MA

The 2018 NEAEB conference will be held at Springhill
Suites/Devens Common Center in Devens, MA. This year’s conference will feature 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 all of our past sponsors, and contact for information on sponsoring NEAEB 2018.


Lodging at the SpringHill Suites / Devens Common Center can be reserved at the NEAEB group rate ($99 per night) via this link. Rooms can be booked for the nights of 3/11 to 3/16.
The last day to book a room at the group rate is February 26th.

Join us This year:

  • Share your research through a presentation or poster.

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

  • Registration will go live in January - stay tuned!

  • Sponsor the conference by emailing us via this link for more info.

Pre-NEAEB Annual Workshop

This year's workshop  will take place on Monday, March 12th. Information on this year's topic and how to register coming soon.

Presentation and Poster Abstracts

Presentation and abstract submission is now open. Abstracts of up to 200 words should be submitted to by January 15th, 2018 (please indicate in the email whether you are submitting a presentation or poster).

More information on abstract submission can be found here.

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!