Conferences

The Rhode Island Natural History Survey began its life by planning conferences. Since 1993, RINHS conferences have provided a forum for scientists, policy-makers, land managers, conservationists, amateur naturalists, educators, students, and interested citizens to discuss key issues related to the state’s biota and habitats.

RINHS conferences are widely regarded for assembling a broad spectrum of people and as an excellent venue for researchers and organizations to showcase what they do in a collegial atmosphere. The conference has also been a good career-building opportunity for students from high school to graduate levels.

Upcoming Conference:

Ecological Restoration in Rhode Island: Successes & Challenges in a Changing World
November 18, 2021
Quonset O Club, North Kingstown, RI

Past Conferences:

Climate Change and Rhode Island’s Natural History Future
November 15, 2019
Quonset O Club, North Kingstown, RI

Trends in Human-Wildlife Interaction
March 29, 2012
Quonset O Club, North Kingstown, RI

Ecology of Rhode Island: Science and Management of Salt Ponds and Coastal Lagoons
April 28, 2011
Quonset O Club, North Kingstown, RI

Emerging Threats to Amphibian Conservation in New England with Attention to Chytrid & Ranavirus
April 9, 2010
Quonset O Club, North Kingston, RI

Rhode Island’s Off-Shore Marine Ecosystem and the Potential Impacts of Alternative Energy Development
April 23, 2009
Quonset O Club, North Kingstown, RI

Ecology of Rhode Island: Invasive Species, A Threat to Rhode Island’s Biodiversity
March 22, 2007
University of Rhode Island Bay Campus, Narragansett, RI

Stewarding Rhode Island’s Natural Heritage
March 3, 2006
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, Cranston, RI

Ecology of Rhode Island’s Forests
March 4, 2005
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, Cranston, RI

Ecological Research in Rhode Island
March 5, 2004
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, Cranston, RI

Assessing Change in Rhode Island’s Ecosystems
March 7, 2003
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, Cranston, RI

Ecological Research in Rhode Island: Snapshot — Where We Are Today
March 1, 2002
Radisson Airport Hotel, Warwick, RI

Ecology of Rhode Island’s Islands: Focus on Block Island
October 28, 2000
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Rhode Island’s Biodiversity: The Science Behind the Issues
March 12, 1999
Community College of Rhode Island, Lincoln, RI

Ecological Research in Rhode Island: A Continuing Assessment
January 9, 1998
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Sharing the Knowledge: The Use of Ecological Information in Rhode Island
January 19, 1996
Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

Ecological Research in Rhode Island: What’s Going On?
October 14, 1994
Radisson Hotel, Warwick, RI

What Do We Know About Rhode Island’s Ecological Resources?
April 2, 1993
Natural History Museum and Planetarium, Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI

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