Nantucket Field Station

Research in Action

Maps & Directions

Independent Study

Student conducting research outside

Undergraduates and graduate students from around the world conduct research at the UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station. Topics include everything from the historical architecture of African Americans living on Nantucket in the 19th and 20th centuries, to the genetic diversity of gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) and everything in between.

To conduct work on island and use the lab and housing options available through the Nantucket Research Institute and the Nantucket Field Station, email Yvonne Vaillancourt and describe your project or area of expertise. Each year the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative gives small grants for independent study.

Independent study at the Higgenbotham House

Check out this blog by Ames Fellow and Archeology student and recent PhD recipient, Dr. Teresa Dujnic Bulger as she describes her work at the Higgenbotham Home on Nantucket. Read More