Conference Host

Brookhaven National   Laboratory

2015 Conference Patron

Save the Great South Bay

2015 Conference Benefactors

Great South Bay Audubon   Society
Group for the East End
Long Island Pine Barrens   Society
Peconic Land Trust
The Nature Conservancy
Seatuck Environmental   Association

2015 Conference Supporters

American Littoral Society
Canio's Books
Central Pine Barrens   Commission
Citizen's Campaign Fund for   the Environment
Coastal Research and   Education Society of LI
Cold Spring Harbor Fish   Hatchery & Aquarium
Concerned Citizens of   Montauk
Concerned Long Island   Mountain Bicyclists
Cornell Cooperative   Extension Suffolk County
Defend H2O
East End Eco-Ventures
East Hampton Trails   Preservation Society
Foundation for Ecological   Research in the Northeast
Four Harbors Audubon   Society
Friends of the Bay
Friends of the Long Pond   Greenbelt
Friends of Wertheim
Harbor Publishing
Huntington-Oyster Bay   Audubon
Long Island Greenbelt Trail   Conference
North Fork Audubon
North Shore Land Alliance Quogue Wildlife Refuge
Riverhead Foundation
Sierra Club Long Island   Group
South Fork Natural History   Museum
Southampton Trails   Preservation Society
South Shore Audubon   Society

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The third annual Long Island Natural History Conference took place Friday and Saturday, March 20-21 at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The conference comprised sixteen presentations by leading Long Island wildlife biologists and naturalists. Videos of all sessions are available below. (Video of all Conferences is available here.)

Sessions and speakers:

Effects of excessive nitrogen loading on coastal ecosystems
        video Dr. Chris Gobler, SUNY Marine & Atmospheric Sciences [more info]

White-tailed deer and their influence on forest vegetation
        video Thomas Rawinski, USDA. Forest Service [more info]

Long Island lichens: an exploration of a hidden world
        video James Lendemer, New York Botanical Garden [more info]

Establishing phenology monitoring sites
         video Kerry Battle, President, CEO Community Greenway [more info]

The Role of ctenophores (comb jellies) in Long Island estuaries
        video Dr. Marianne E. McNamara, Suffolk Community College [more info]

Novel ecosystems: a threat to wildlife
        video Dr. Marilyn Jordan, The Nature Conservancy [more info]

Bald Eagles nesting on Long Island
        video Michael S. Scheibel, The Nature Conservancy [more info]

New York's newest immigrants: coyotes in the metropolitan area
        video Chris Nagy, Mianus River Gorge Preserve [more info]

Harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach: population trends and site fidelity
        video Dr. Arthur H. Kopelman,SUNY, CRESLI [more info]

Cybertracker conservation track and sign certification
        video George Leoniak, Cybertracker Conservation [more info]

Status of orchids on Long Island
        video Dr. Eric Lamont, LIBS, and Tom Nelson [more info]

Management, urbanization, and isolation on grassland biodiversity
        video Polly Weigand, Suffolk Soil & Water Conservation [more info]

Breeding birds of Long Island: past, present, and future
        video Eric Salzman, Bard member, SOFO [more info]

Sharks and rays of the New York seascape
        video Merry Camhi, Director, NY Seascape [more info]

Coyotes on Long Island: a participatory framework for planning
        video Dr. Mark Weckel, American Museum of Natural History [more info]

Falcons on FIRE (Fire Island Raptor Enumerators)
        video Drew Panko, Trudy Battaly, Fire Island Hawk Watch  [more info]

Click [more info] for abstracts and bios. (Opens in new window.)

Previous Conference Videos are available here:
2012, 2013.

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