Facilities

Research and Teaching Facilities

General Facilities

  • Office/classroom building with meeting rooms, teaching lab, and computer lab
  • Research Lab constructed in 2004
  • Service building – machine & wood shop
  • Natural areas marked with a permanent grid – Accurately GPS-located in 2005
  • Boardwalk to the center of the Cedarburg Bog – Reconstruction completed in 2009
  • 14 aquatic mesocosms (200 gallon tanks)
  • Several small boats, canoes, and trailers
  • Global Positioning System equipment
  • Extensive map and aerial photo collection
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) for the Field Station area

Housing

  • The Farm House for researcher & student housing – The kitchen was remodeled and modernized in 2013
  • The Researcher House for longer stays by individuals and groups

Hydrology, Meteorology & Phenology

  • Extensive array of environmental sensors recorded by a digital data logger
  • Phenological observation garden & native plant observations maintained
  • Lysimeter pit in the old-growth forest
  • Transect of piezometers from upland to Bog – new piezometers added in 2013

Animal Ecology & Behavior

  • Sound room facility for studies of frog communication and vocalizations
  • Large outdoor experimental aviary
  • Live traps & animal holding facilities
  • Extensive arrays of bird nest boxes
  • Flying squirrel nest boxes
  • Insect collection, small mammal & bird study skins

Experimental Garden

  • 9 fenced research gardens
  • 1 acre Experimental Garden with water & electricity
  • A 30’ x 60’ screen house for studies of pollination biology
  • A screen house for studies of plant-insect interactions
  • Greenhouse & garden building
  • High capacity irrigation well
  • Farm & cultivating machinery

Plant Ecology

  • Herbarium & Plant lists
  • Plant identification lab
  • Vegetation sampling & surveying equipment
  • Fenced deer exclusion plots in various plant communities and habitats