For Visiting Researchers

A primary function of the Reserve is to support and conduct original research.  Research is conducted in-house by Reserve staff scientists, who also lend logistical and other support to visiting scientists conducting their own research in the Reserve.

Despite the logistical challenges of conducting research on an island, visiting scientists continue to utilize the Reserve as a research platform.  Research conducted by visiting scientists is predictably diverse and occurs in habitats stretching from upland to estuary.  Some current and recent researchers to the Reserve come from Brown University, Bryant University, Drexel University, Tufts, University, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, among many others. 

Resources For Visiting Researchers

The Reserve provides numerous resources of potential benefit to visiting researchers.  These include a fully-furnished and functional overnight cottage available for a nominal daily fee, island transportation upon arrangement, lab and office space, and internet access.  For more information contact Kenny Raposa, Research Coordinator.

All visiting researchers are required to fill out an application for a permit to conduct research or monitoring in the Reserve, and to obtain proof of liability of insurance from their home institution.  

Find out more information about getting to Prudence Island and the logistics associated with accessing the Reserve.