The Field Station is used by researchers from various disciplines such as plant and animal ecology, evolutionary biology, ethology, taxonomy, geology, and climatology. Research at the Station has produced 343 scientific publications and 146 dissertations and theses since 1970 (see our Publications page). In a typical year there are about 40 research projects in progress. These projects span a very wide range of topics and are conducted by researchers from a large number of institutions. Research use is on a year-round basis and the Station’s staff can provide support for research which requires frequent monitoring. A wide variety of long-term data bases are available for the Field Station’s research areas. See our Datasets page for more information.
Current projects at the Field Station include studies of behavioral ecology of birds and amphibians, pollination ecology, invasive plants, wetlands and wetland plants, and climatology and phenological studies. The Field Station also maintains an active program of bat research at the Neda Mine Bat Hibernaculum. See our Annual Report for a list of all projects conducted at the Field Station in the past year.
- Peter Dunn, Biological Sciences, behavioral ecology of birds
- Gerlinde Höbel, Biological Sciences, behavioral ecology of amphibians
- Jeffrey Karron, Biological Sciences, pollination ecology
- Gretchen Meyer, Biological Sciences, plant-insect interactions, plant ecology
- James Reinartz, Biological Sciences, plant ecology, wetland ecology
- Rafael Rodríguez Sevilla, Biological Sciences, insect communication and behavior
- Mark Schwartz, Geography, climatology and phenological studies
- Erica Young, Biological Sciences, plant ecophysiology, wetland ecology
- Linda Whittingham, Biological Sciences, behavioral ecology of birds
- Ching-Hong Yang, Biological Sciences, isolation and identification of microbes