2021 Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference

Thank you for attending #NABVirtual!

The 2021 Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference was held on a virtual platform over March 3rd, 5th, 9th, & 11th, 2021.

This conference, coordinated by NEIWPCC in partnership with member states and EPA, preserved the spirit and tradition of providing a forum for the professional sharing of knowledge and collaboration that the aquatic and environmental biologist community in the Northeast represents.

In an effort to prioritize the health and safety of NAB attendees, we adapted accordingly to deliver content, networking, and social events virtually to provide the same great event in a new way.

While the event historically focuses on the northeast region, conference attendees from across the nation and beyond tuned in to NAB 2021, including participants from state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the public and private sector; academia; and watershed organizations.

NAB 2021 Conference Program

(speaker abstracts & biographies are linked to each presentation in agenda)

Day 1 Presentations: March 3rd

Day 2 Presentations: March 5th

Day 3 Presentations: March 9th

Day 4 Presentations: March 11th

Pre-Recorded On-Demand Presentations


Toxic Metal Bioaccumulation in Dammed Streams: Implications for Food Webs
Sam Spelman, Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; UMass Amherst,
Department of Environmental Conservation

Sampling and Analysis to Develop an Invertebrate IBI for Long Island Sound Embayments
Anna Hamilton, Tetra Tech

Monitoring and Management of Invasive Common Reed Grass (Phragmites australis)
David Wong, MassDEP

eDNA Monitoring in Aquatic Systems ; sign up here!
Alison Watts, University of New Hampshire



Cyanobacteria & Lake Monitoring

Restoration & Planning

Congratulations to…

  • McNamara Rome (Northeastern University) and Delaney Demro (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry), awarded top student presentations.

Stay tuned for the 2022 Northeast Aquatic Biologists Conference:

See You Next Year!

For general conference questions or information about the NAB Workgroup, please contact Maryann Dugan at 978-349-2052 or

Presentations and materials from the 2020 NAB Conference and 2019 NAB Conference may be found at the archived conference pages.