An important priority of the Foundation's Science and Stewardship Department is presenting the results of our research and management work to the scientific community, our members and the general public.

Links to recent presentations available online are listed below.

Kelly Omand (NCF Ecologist/Field Supervisor) presented “Native Plants on Nantucket: Planting for Natural Beauty and Diversity" for the Nantucket Historical Association's "Food for Thought" lecture series on February 24, 2021.

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Libby Buck (NCF Ecological Stewardship and Research Technician) was Co-Captain of the 2020 Nantucket Christmas Bird Count and participated in the virtual results compilation presentation, co-hosted with the UMass Nantucket Field Station on January 16, 2021.

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Danielle O’Dell (NCF Ecologist/Field Supervisor) presented “An Update on Nantucket Bats” including information about the Foundation’s northern long-eared bat research, co-hosted by the Nantucket Atheneum and the Foundation on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

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Dr. Jennifer Karberg (NCF Research Program Supervisor) presented an overview of NCF’s “Salt Marsh Research and Coastal Resilience” at the Nantucket Land Council’s 2020 State of the Harbor Forum on September 29, 2020.

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The Science and Stewardship Department's year-round ecologists provided an overview of progress regarding wetland restoration plans at Windswept Bog (a former cultivated cranberry bog) for the Foundation's Annual Meeting of Members on August 20, 2020.

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Karen Beattie (NCF Director of Science and Stewardship) presented “Natural History and Range-wide Movement Patterns of the American Oystercatcher on Nantucket,” co-hosted by the Nantucket Atheneum and the Foundation on August 12, 2020.

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Kelly Omand (NCF Ecologist/Field Supervisor) presented “The Fabulous Flora of Nantucket: Exploring the Island’s Botanical World,” co-hosted by the Nantucket Atheneum and the Foundation on July 28, 2020.

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Dr. Jennifer Karberg (NCF Research Program Supervisor) presented “Coastal Resilience: The Importance and Function of Natural Buffers” for the Maria Mitchell Association’s 2020 Science Speaker Series on July 9, 2020.

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Turtles Of Nantucket

Virtual Nantucket Ecology Slideshows (short, informational presentations posted on the Foundation’s social media):

  • "Woodland and Field Wildflowers of Squam Farm” by Kelly Omand; Click here to view.
  • “Rare and Endangered Species of Nantucket: A Virtual Guide” by Karen Beattie; Click here to view.
  • “Turtles of Nantucket: A Virtual Guide” by Neil Foley; Click here to view.
  • “Spring Wildflowers at Ram Pasture and Head of the Plains: A Virtual Wildflower Walk” by Kelly Omand; Click here to view.
  • “Protected Shorebirds of Nantucket: A Virtual Guide” by Libby Buck; Click here to view.
  • “Snakes of Nantucket: A Virtual Guide” by Danielle O’Dell; Click here to view.
  • “Late Summer Botany at Windswept Cranberry Bog” by Kelly Omand; Click here to view.