Despite the weather, NEAEB will continue as planned on March 13-15th in Devens, MA! Travelers should make their own safety judgments, but those wishing to avoid traveling in the snow should consider booking a room for Monday, March 12th as well. The hotel will continue to honor the NEAEB group rate.


Presentation and Poster Abstracts

Abstract submission for NEAEB 2018 has closed. A list of the accepted abstracts for this year's conference can be found here.


NEAEB 2018 Annual Pre-Conference Workshop - Statistics

This year's workshop will place on Monday, March 12th, the day before the conference, and this year's workshop topic is Statistics! REGISTER HERE, and more information can be found here.

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

WEATHER UPDATE: Despite the coming storm, NEAEB will continue as planned 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.


Registration for NEAEB 2018 Conference Tuesday March 13 through Thursday March 15, 2018 held in Devens, MA is live, REGISTER HERE!
Statistics Workshop Monday March 12th (held before NEAEB).

Online preregistration for NEAEB conference ends March 2 at 5pm. After this date you can register but without any food options.

Email confirmation of registration will be provided.  If not in your inbox please check your junk box for email confirmation. 

If paying by check, please make out to NEAEB and send to:
Chris Bellucci
Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street, Hartford CT 06106


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.

Conference Agenda

Please reference the following documents in planning your agenda for your time at our conference this year:
- Conference Agenda
- Presentation and Poster Abstracts


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.

WEATHER UPDATE: Despite the weather, NEAEB will continue as planned! Travelers should make their own safety judgments, but those wishing to avoid traveling in the snow should consider booking a room for Monday, March 12th as well. The hotel will continue to honor the NEAEB group rate.

Join us This year:

  • Registration is live, REGISTER HERE!

  • Share your research through a presentation or poster.

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

  • 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 from 10am to 6pm.

The workshop topic this year is Statistics, and will cost $35 (lunch and afternoon break included). Register here, and details, including an opportunity to provide input on the topics covered, can be found here.

Presentation and Poster Abstracts

Presentation and abstract submission has closed. A list of accepted abstracts for this year's conference 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!