In mid April the Primack lab attended the Northeastern Natural History Conference in Springfield, MA. This event brings together field biologists, land managers, and naturalists to share their research and ideas. Richard, Tara and I all presented during the two phenology sessions of the conference.
I presented during the session “Phenology and Climate Change: Long Term Trends” alongside three researchers who are also lucky enough to work with robust historical datasets. My talk detailed my work assessing the effects of global change on Tree Swallows.
Tara and Richard presented in the “Phenology and Climate Change: New Approaches and Insights” session. Tara shared her work on fruiting phenology in New England, which synthesizes historical field observations, herbarium specimens, and modeling approaches. Richard debuted his talk “Was Thoreau a Good Naturalist?” to a warm reception.
I had a great time at the conference and am looking forward to returning next year!