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.
All conference documents (including presentations) have been posted on the NEAEB Archives page, along with materials from past conferences.
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!
Students are welcome and encouraged to attend! Prizes will be awarded to top student posters.
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.
Past NEAEB conference materials, including the presentations for some years, have been saved and stored - you can find them here.
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!