Fire Island Biennial Science Conference

Dr. Charles Roman describes the Surface Elevation Table study.

10th Biennial Science Conference - April 22 and 23, 2016

Since 1997, Fire Island National Seashore has hosted a biennial conference to present scientific information from National Park Service-funded projects. This conference provides an opportunity to learn about natural and cultural resource research projects currently or recently conducted on Fire Island and at the William Floyd Estate, as experts from academia, government, and conservation organizations provide information about their work.

On Friday, April 22, 2016, National Park Service staff and researchers from U.S. Geological Survey, University of Rhode Island, Stony Brook University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and Rutgers University will present their work on topics ranging from coastal change to marine and terrestrial wildlife throughout the day. The Science Conference will take place at the Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal with the Science Conference beginning at 9:00am and continuing until 4:00pm.

On Saturday, April 23 a guided field trip to the Wilderness Breach will be offered. Field trip participants will view relics of Hurricane Sandy and see first-hand the natural recovery processes taking place on this 3-mile round-trip hike. Dr. Cheryl Hapke, Dr. Charles Flagg, and Dr. Chris Schubert will lead the walk. Space is limited and field trip registration is required.

Click here to register for the 2016 Science Conference

Natural & Ecological Research Discussions (NERD) Night - CANCELLED


Biennial Science Conference Abstracts
Digital copies of conference abstracts providing a brief synopsis of the presentations from Fire Island National Seashore's past biennial can be made available for the following years:

9th Biennial Science Conference
March 28, 2014

8th Biennial Science Conference
April 27 & 28, 2012

7th Biennial Planning, Science and Research Conference
April 21 & 22, 2010

6th Biennial Planning, Science and Research Conference
May 9 & 10, 2007

5th Biennial Science and Cultural Resource Conference
April 5 & 6, 2005

4th Biennial Science Conference
March 24, 2003

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