Special teaching and research interests include ecology, botany, conservation biology, and natural history.
Professional MembershipsEcological Society of America PresentNatural Areas Association PresentSociety for Conservation Biology PresentMassachusetts Association of Science Teachers 2007 - PresentNew England Botanical Club 1985 - Present
Awards and Honors, Faculty Activities Grant, Bentley University1999, Curriculum Development Grant for a "Proposal to Further Integrate the Use of Information Technology Into Science Courses1994, Academic Advising Award, Bentley College for 1993-19941989, Henry E. Rauch Grant, for "Developing the Bentley College Herbarium: A plant library for teaching and research."1983, Edgar Anderson Award for best presentation at Second Annual Midwest Botany Graduate Student Meeting, University of Oklahoma1983, Elected to Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Associate Member1982, Finalist for Murray F. Buell Award, for best student presentation at Ecological Society of America meeting, Pennsylvania State University1982, Honorable Mention for presentation at First Annual Midwest Botany Graduate Student Meeting, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.1978, Alexander P. and Lydia Anderson Summer Fellowship - for courses at Itasca Biological Field Station, MN1974, NSF Graduate Traineeship - for graduate study1973, Outstanding Senior in Biology (USL)
Eyster-Smith, N. M., Wright Jr, H. E., Cushing, E. J. (1991). Pollen studies at Lake St. Croix, a River Lake on the Minnesota/Wisconsin border, U.S.A. The Holocene.
Eyster-Smith, N. M., Fagan, S. M. (1998). Laboratory Manual for Biology. 66. Bentley College: NMES
Eyster-Smith, N. M. (1978). Tallgrass prairies: An ecological analysis of 77 remnants.
PresentationsEyster-Smith, N. M. (2002). “Ecological education to business leaders of the future” Presented at theEcological Society of America Tucson, Arizona Eyster-Smith, N. M. (2000). “Conservation Biology Education to Business Leaders of the Future” Presented at theSociety for Conservation Biology Missoula, Montana Eyster-Smith, N. M. (1983). “The prairie-forest ecotone of the western Interior Highlands: An introduction to the tallgrass prairies” Presented at theThe Eighth North American Prairie Conference Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Committee Member for NAS Department Facilities & Operations Committee 2008 - PresentCommittee Member for NAS Promotion and Tenure Committee 2011 - 2012
Mentor for Earth, Environment, & Global Sustainability LSM - PresentCommittee Member for Bentley's Sustainability Task Force 2007 - PresentCommittee Chair for Nominations Committee 2001 - PresentCommittee Member for Campus Connections 2000 - Present
Corresponding Secretary for New England Botanical Club 1994 - PresentCommittee Member for New England Wild Flower Society Education Committee 1989 - PresentBoard of Directors of a Company for Marine Studies Consortium 1984 - 2010