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NOTICE: Regretfully, the 2020 Long Island Natural History Conference has been cancelled due to challenges presented by the coronavirus outbreak. The conference will return on March 19 & 20, 2021 - please mark your calendar and check back here for updates.

8th Annual Long Island Natural History Conference

March 20-21, 2020 - Brookhaven National Laboratory


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The 2020 Long Island Natural History Conference promises to be another informative and exciting event and live up to the high standards of past conferences. Speakers and presentations include Dr. Stephen Tettelbach on bay scallops, Dr. Brooke Bateman on climate change impacts on birds, Joel Horman on mushrooms and other fungi, Chris Clapp on relic oyster reefs, Dr. Jeff Levinton on his work with fiddler crabs, Dr. Lisa Prowant on her research on the eastern box turtle, Dr. Nicole Maher on her research with salt marshes and sea level rise, and Terry McNamara on the natural history of Fishers Island. We will also offer conservation updates on recent bat and white shark research, efforts to better protect diamondback terrapins, horseshoe crabs and menhaden, and ongoing work restoring diadromous fish and American chestnut trees. Click here for full conference agenda.


WHAT:  The 8th Annual Long Island Natural History Conference

WHEN:  Friday & Saturday, March 20-21, 2020

WHERE:  Brookhaven National Laboratory, Berkner Hall (Directions available here:


AGENDA:  Click here for the full 2020 Conference Agenda




Are you conducting local research on wildlife, botany, fungi, geology, paleontology, hydrology, climate, ecology, conservation, invasive species, pollution, green space, or related topics on Long Island?

We are pleased to invite researchers who work on any aspect of natual history on Long Island (Kings, Queens, Nassau, & Suffolk counties) to present posters on their research at the 8th Annual Long Island Natural History Conference. Click here for details and submission guidelines.



  • General - $40 (same fee for one or both days)
  • Students - $25




Sponsorship is critical to the success of the Long Island Natural History Conference. It generates important revenue to defray the costs of organizing, promoting and hosting the event. Sponsorship details are listed below.

Sponsor Levels:

  • Patron - $500
  • Benefactor - $250
  • Supporter - $100

Sponsors will be listed in conference material, including press releases and other announcements, and are entitled to a number of free conference registrations (Patrons - 8, Benefactors - 4 and Supporters - 2). All sponsors will also have the opportunity to set up a table and distribute material at the event.

Sponsors are asked to help promote the event by posting the conference announcement and registration information on their website and social media outlets, and e-mailing the announcement to members.


Or send a check payable to Seatuck to:

Seatuck Environmental Association, P.O. Box 31, Islip NY 11751



Please contact Mike Bottini at 631-267-5228 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Seatuck at 631-581-6908 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The Long Island Natural History Conference was established by the Long Island Nature Organization (LINO) in 2012 to support education and research about the natural history of Long Island. The conference resulted from the vision and dedication of Mike Bottini, Tim Green, John Turner and the late James Monaco.

Goals of the Long Island Natural History Conference:

  • Introduce people doing field research, natural resource management, and conservation projects on Long Island
  • Exchange current information on the natural history of Long Island
  • Identify research and management needs
  • Foster friendships and collegial relationships
  • Encourage a greater region-wide interest in Long Island’s natural history.

Long Island is the largest island in the continental U.S. and a unique biogeographical region located at the northern limits of many southern species of flora and fauna and at the southern limits of many northern species. These features contribute to rich species diversity: some of the island’s preserved areas contain the highest number of rare species per area in New York State.


THANK YOU to the Steering Committee for making the conference possible:

  • Mike Bottini
  • Maria Brown
  • Russ Burke
  • Tim Green
  • Artie Kopelman
  • Melissa Parrott
  • John Turner
  • Kimberly Williams

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