Regional Science Center Field Station

The Regional Science Center is a biological field station that provides scientists, faculty and students the opportunity to be involved in nationally significant research. These outdoor laboratories provide an important service to communities by providing unbiased scientific information for protecting key ecosystems, helping stakeholders tackle critical environmental issues, and ensuring that environmental factors are considered in planning and development decisions.

Research at the Regional Science Center focuses on understanding the fundamental processes and principles that govern the dynamics and functioning of communities and ecosystems. Thirty to 60 biological, cultural or astronomical research projects are going on at any given time. Sample topics:

  • Long-term monitoring of soil microbes or plant species
  • Ecological succession
  • Mammal distribution and recolonization
  • Atmospheric research

For more information on how you can get involved in field research at the Regional Science Center, please contact us.