Conservation Ecology Research Centers
Abisko Scientific Research Station, Sweden - http://www.kiruna.se/forskning/ans/
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Investigations within many areas of biosciences and geosciences, emphasizing plant ecology and meteorology. Studies on the dynamics of plant populations and to identify the controlling factors at their latitudinal and altitudinal limits. Meteorological projects deal with recent climate changes in the region, and also with local variations of the microclimate in subalpine and alpine ecosystems.
Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute - http://www.wilderness.net/leopold/
The research arm of the agencies that manage wilderness areas in the United States.
Applied Ecology Research Group - http://aerg.canberra.edu.au/pub/aerg/
Ecology minded division from the U. of Canberra in Australia. Broad ecological topics uncluding Herptology related links, caresheets, and scientific reviews.
Archbold Biological Station - Ecological Research Facility - http://www.archbold-station.org/
A non-profit research facility devoted to long-term ecological research and conservation of the organisms and environments of the Lake Wales Ridge area in Florida.
Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO) - http://www.dwe.csiro.au/
Our goal is to develop the scientific knowledge required to manage Australia's wildlife, plant and land resources for ecological sustainability.
Bayreuth Institute for Terrestrial Ecosystem Research - http://www.bitoek.uni-bayreuth.de/bitoek/index.php?lang=en
Details of research, publications, staff. English and German. University of Bayreuth, Germany.
Biological Resources Division - USGS - http://biology.usgs.gov/
Providing the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources - National Biological Information Infrastructure.
Cape Tribulation Tropical Research Station - http://www.austrop.org.au
In Queensland, Australia, this is the only research facility in the coastal lowland seasonally-wet tropical rainforests of Australia. The dominant forest type is complex mesophyll vine forest. Opportunities exist for research, volunteers and study.
Cawthron Institute - http://www.cawthron.org.nz
A private research institute, specializing in aquaculture, marine biosecurity, coastal & estuarine ecology, freshwater ecology, and analytical laboratory services.
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Science - http://www.cbc.yale.edu/
Yale University (USA) group addressing global climate change and biodiversity loss. Information about faculty members, software, online papers and abstracts.
Center for Biological Resource Recovery - http://www.uga.edu/rcisp/cfbrr.htm
Conducts basic research in areas related to the use of microorganisms in biotechnology and in solving environmental and ecological problems.
Center For Coastal Environmental Health and BiomolecularResearch - http://www.chbr.noaa.gov/
The mission of the CCEHBR is to provide scientific information required to resolve coastal ecosystem health issues associated with the agency goals of the NOS.
Center for Ecological Research and Education (CERE) - http://www.isu.edu/departments/CERE/
Idaho State University center which focuses on ecological principles and problems.
Center for Global Change - http://www.cgc.uaf.edu/
The focal point of this facility at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is for developing, coordinating and implementing interdisciplinary research and education related to the role of the Arctic and sub-Arctic in the Earth system, and to stimulate and facilitate global change research in this region.
Center for Statistical Ecology and Environmental Statistics - http://www.stat.psu.edu/%7Egpp/
Broad research areas of the Center relate to statistical ecology, environmental statistics, and quantitative risk analysis, with emphasis on mathematical statistics, statistical methodology, and data interpretation and improvement for future use. The adopted approach is to advance statistics for environment, ecology, and environmental health, and to advance environmental and ecological theory and practice using valid statistics. (Pennsylvania State University, USA).
Center for the Environment - http://www.cfe.cornell.edu/
Research, teaching, and outreach on environmental issues. Cornell University (New York, USA).
Center for the Study of the Environment - http://www.naturestudy.org/
Private not-for-profit organization, providing information, identification, analysis and optimal solutions to environmental problems. Science based projects are conducted on global, regional and local scales.
Central Laboratory of General Ecology - http://www.ecolab.bas.bg/
A specialised unit with main subjects both fundamental scientific research and training in ecology and environmental protection; also applied research on environmental protection and biodiversity projects. (Bulgaria).
Centre For Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research - http://www.cesar.latrobe.edu.au/
The overall aim of CESAR is to understand the main issues and mechanisms involved with adaptation of organisms to stress factors found in the changing environment using experimental model systems.
Centre for Population Biology - http://www.cpb.bio.ic.ac.uk/
Research in population biology and related disciplines to understand and predict the functioning of ecological systems, from populations to ecosystems. (Imperial College, University of London, UK).
Cerro de la Muerte Biological Station -- Costa Rica - http://www.public.iastate.edu/~fvalverd/cerro.html
The station is a living library focused on teaching and research. The major objective is to preserve the paramo's biodiversity and Costa Rica's highest watershed.
Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation (CERF) - http://cerf.bc.ca/index.asp
The CERF is a non-profit organization whose aim is to fund ecological research through eco-tourism. Research is presently focused on the whales and dolphins of British Columbia's Central Coast.
Complex Systems Research Center - http://www.csrc.sr.unh.edu/
Center investigates the effects of human disturbance on the Earth's biogeochemical processes.
Conservation Biology Institute Home - http://www.consbio.org/
Varied research projects requireing solutions by broadly trained individuals representing a range of disciplines and skills. Collaborating professionals address the most pressing conservation problems today.
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences - http://cires.colorado.edu/
devoted to research and teaching in the wide-ranging disciplines of the environmental sciences.
Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology - http://enterprise.canberra.edu.au/WWW/www-crcfe.nsf
The CRC exists to improve the condition of Australia's inland waters by providing collaborative research, education and resource management.
Earth Ecology Institute, Inc. - http://www.earthecology.com
We are a private, independent, non-profit corporation dedicated to research and education in the areas of natural resource management, habitat management and wetland and aquatic habitats.
Ecology at Oklahoma State University - http://ecology.okstate.edu
Research and educational opportunities.
Ecosystem Analysis and Management Group - http://www.oikos.warwick.ac.uk/ecosystems/EAMG.html
Research on management of endangered species governance of marine ecosystems; assessment and control of infectious diseases. University of Warwick, UK.
Environment & Energy - http://web.egr.msu.edu/DER/research/ee.htm
The wise utilization and management of our natural resources is a primary focus for researchers in Michigan State University's College of Engineering.
Florida Center for Environmental Studies - http://www.ces.fau.edu/
Researches Tropical/Subtropical Water Dominated Ecosystems. Facilitates and coordinates environmental research and training, and communicates environmental knowledge.
Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit - http://www.wec.ufl.edu/coop/
Conducts detailed investigations of wetlands and their component fish and wildlife resources, emphasizing the linkages with both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
FRESC - Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center - http://fresc.fsl.orst.edu/
A multi-disciplinary research center within the USGS Biological Resources Division. Provides scientific understanding and technology to support sound management and conservation of forest and rangeland ecosystems in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West.
Geospatial Analysis and Modeling of Ecological Systems (GAMES) Laboratory - http://games.bio.ucf.edu/
Laboratory developed to integrate GIS and remote sensing technology with ecological modeling to simulate dynamic, spatially-explicit patterns and processes at scales ranging from individual organisms to landscapes.
Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) - http://www.fao.org/gtos/
GTOS mission is to provide policy makers, resource managers and researchers with the data they need to detect, quantify, locate and understand changes (especially reductions) in the capacity of terrestrial ecosystems to support sustainable development.
Hawaii Stream Research Center - http://www2.hawaii.edu/hsrc/home/
The HSRC is a field research laboratory focusing on studies in Hawaiian freshwater ecology.
Hudson Bay Project - http://research.amnh.org/~rfr/hbp
A long-term study of Arctic coastal tundra ecosystems.
Institute for Applied Ecology - http://www.appliedeco.org/
Conducts research on the conservation of natural resources in Oregon and beyond. Project descriptions, internship program, and links. Based in Corvallis, Oregon.
Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation - http://www.itec-edu.org/
A non-profit, education, research and conservation organization and operates the Bocas del Toro Biological Station in Panamá.
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at U of Colorado, Boulder - http://instaar.colorado.edu/
Mission is to facilitate interdisciplinary research leading to a predictive understanding of the biological, chemical, and physical interactions that regulate the earth system in arctic, alpine, and other regions.
Institute of Biology, Komi Scientific Center - http://ib.ksc.komi.ru/
Institution in the Russian Academy of Sciences system that conducts fundamental ecobiological research in order to find complex solutions to problems of rational nature use in the European Northeast of Russia.
Institute of Ecology National University of Mexico - http://www.ecol-son.unam.mx/e01descr.html
Research in the Sonoran Desert, Gulf of California and Arizona.
Institute of Landscape Ecology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic - http://www.uek.cas.cz/home_en.htm
Research areas include physiological ecology, photobiology, environmental chemistry, remote sensing and GIS.
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology - http://www.nmw.ac.uk/ite/
One of four Institutes which form the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, a part of the UK Natural Environment Research Council. Research into all aspects of the terrestrial environment and its resources. Has 180 specialist staff, based at six research stations, each with its own particular expertise and regional emphasis.
International Arctic Research Center - http://www.iarc.uaf.edu/
The primary goals of the IARC are to study arctic climate change and its global feedbacks and consequences and to plan and carry out international cooperative arctic research of the highest possible quality.
International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) - http://www.iaglr.org/
Group promotes Great Lakes and other large lakes research and disseminates scientific information through publications and conferences.
Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center - http://www.jonesctr.org
The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center is dedicated to providing a program of excellence in ecology and natural resource management that includes integrated research, education, and conservation goals.
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute - http://www.mluri.sari.ac.uk/mluri.htm
The research carried out is an integrated study of the physical, environmental, and social consequences of land use, which is undertaken at various levels of physical, chemical, and biological organisation and its outcome is invariably expressed with reference to location, spatial pattern and distribution.
MeadWestvaco Wildlife and Ecosystem Research Forest - http://www.mwerf.org/
Research on interactions of modern industrial forestry, long term ecological processes, forest sustainability, and biodiversity within the Appalachian landscape. Location: West Virginia (USA).
Midcontinent Ecological Science Center - http://www.mesc.nbs.gov/
US government center researching and developing technologies to understand and manage biological systems. Also inventory and monitor to assess biological status and trends. Fort Collins, Colorado.
Mountain Research Station - http://www.Colorado.EDU/mrs/
Research facility devoted to the advancement of study of montane environmental science. The center supports research in biology, geography, and geology.
Multiscale Environmental Research Center - http://www.hpel.cees.edu/meerc/
U.S. EPA Exploratory Environmental Research Center that forms part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
Myvatn Research Station - http://www.hi.is/HI/Stofn/Myvatn/
A major source of information about research, natural history and conservation of the Lake Myvatn area, Iceland. Complete bibliography.
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis - http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/
Collaborative research on major fundamental and applied problems in ecology (California, USA).
Natural Eco-Laboratory, Chilika Lake - http://www.chilika.com
Chilika Lagoon, situated on east-coast of India, is a hotspot for biodiversity.
Natural Environment Research Council - http://www.nerc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/loadframeset?title=Natural%20Environment%20Research%20Council&right=http%3A//www.nerc.ac.uk/&left=/pic-strip.html
Mission is to promote basic, strategic and applied research, survey, long-term environmental monitoring and related postgraduate training.
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory - http://www.nrel.colostate.edu/
An interdisciplinary ecosystem science research center within the College of Natural Resources of Colorado State University (CSU).
NCEAS - National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis - http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/fmt/doc?/
Santa Barbara, California
Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research Program - http://culter.colorado.edu:1030/
Established to conduct research on long-term ecological phenomena in an array of ecosystems within the United States. Niwot Ridge is the sole alpine tundra site and is located approximately 35 km west of Boulder, CO.
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory - http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/
The NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)conducts integrated, interdisciplinary environmental research in support of resource management and environmental services in coastal and estuarine waters, with a special emphasis on the Great Lakes.
Picoflor Research Centre, Tambopata - http://uk.geocities.com/johndavid_taylor/picaflor3/
Picaflor Research Centre is a remote field station in the Peruvian rainforest, established to encourage research and promote conservation in an area of outstanding biological interest.
PNNL Ecology Group - http://www.pnl.gov/ecology/
The Ecology Group engages in research activities in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. We develop integrated ecological resource assessments, restoration and management tools, and ecological research techniques, including statistical design and predictive modeling and mapping of sensitive habitats.
Prince William Sound Science Center - http://www.pwssc.gen.ak.us/pwssc/pwssc.html
An independent, non-profit research organization located in Cordova in southeastern Prince William Sound, Alaska. The Science Center was established in 1989 to conduct and facilitate scientific studies on the ecology of the region. The Center's programs take an ecosystem approach to research, monitoring and management of natural resources.
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory - http://www.uga.edu/srel
Research related to environmental effects from DOE nuclear facilities near Aiken, South Carolina, including radioecology, ecotoxicology, phytoremediation, herpetology, environmental chemistry, and ecological stewardship.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center - http://www.serc.si.edu/
Ecological research center in Edgewater, Maryland, on the shore of Chesapeake Bay. Uses the geographic features of the largest estuary in the U.S. to investigate interconnections of physical and biotic components of complex landscapes.
South Florida Information Access - http://sofia.usgs.gov
Discusses research by the US Geological Survey's South Florida Ecosystem Program. Includes studies of hydrology, cycling of mercury contamination, coastal wetlands , and other areas of environmental concern.
Southern Research Station, US Forest Service - http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/
conducts research on forest resources and ecosystem and environmental quality in the southern United States.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry - http://www.esf.edu
State University of New York at Syracuse
Sustainable Ecosystems Institute - http://www.sei.org/
Research center works to sustain natural communities and the human communities that depend on them using science-based cooperative solutions.
Taiga Biological Station - http://www.wilds.mb.ca/taiga/
Abstracts and annual reports from over 20 years of university biology research on various biological aspects of the northern boreal forest at Wallace Lake, Manitoba, Canada.
Tall Timbers Research Station - http://www.talltimbers.org/
Conducts research aimed at providing practical solutions to land management problems, and to provide basic insights into how southern pine forests function as dynamic ecosystems. Site includes the E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database online. Located in Northern Florida and Southern Georgia.
Temperate Rainforest Research Project - http://www.enviroweb.org/trrp/
(TRRP) works to facilitate research on the unique biodiversity of the coastal temperate rainforest on the mid-coast of British Columbia.
The Association of Ecosystem Research Centers - http://culter.colorado.edu:1030/~aerc/
Group brings together 39 U.S. research programs in universities and private, state and federal laboratories that conduct research, provide training and analyze policy at the ecosystem level of environmental science and natural resources management.
The Center for Ecological Health Research (CEHR) - http://ice.ucdavis.edu/cehr/
It is one of four environmental research Center established in 1991 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The central goal of the Center is to understand how multiple stresses interact to affect biological and ecological processes in aquatic and terrestrial systems.
The Cliff Ecology Research Group - http://www.uoguelph.ca/botany/research/cerg/
A group of scientists devoted to studying the ecology of cliffs.
The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island - http://www.cresli.org/
Information about the research and education and outreach programs of the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island.
The Dish - http://dish.stanford.edu/
Describes the foothills at Stanford University, popularly known as "The Dish," and used for academic research, ecological conservation, and restorations.
The Ecosystems Center - http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/
Part of the Marine Biology Lab, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Investigates the structure and functioning of ecological systems.
The Horn Point Laboratory - http://www.hpl.umces.edu/
(HPL) is an environmental research facility of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
The Louis Calder Center - http://www.fordham.edu/calder_center/
A biological field station at Fordham University established in 1967 for ecological research and environmental education.
The University of Oklahoma Biological Station - http://www.ou.edu/uobs/
A permanent field station for research and study in ecology and field biology.
Tropical Ecology Support Program (TÖB) - http://www.gtz.de/toeb/english/
A supra-regional service project which aims to contribute to the ecological sustainability of development co-operation. A flexible advisory and research service has been established, which supports projects of German development cooperation on demand. Research results are directly used by the respective project, and they serve TÖB to develop innovative instruments for ecologically sound project planning and management.
Tropical Ecology Support Programme - http://www.gtz.de/toeb/english/index.asp
German development co-operation projects designed to elaborate and disseminate ecological knowledge and concepts for protecting tropical ecosystems and ensuring their sustainable use.
Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research - http://www.mcl.tulane.edu/cbr/CBRtop.html
This center represents a solidly established and well-developed collaboration between a major research university and one of the nation's leading historically black universities with the goal to prevent disease in humans and ecosystems.
University of Florida Center for Natural Resources - http://cnr.ifas.ufl.edu/
The Center was established in 1973 as a multi-disciplinary unit, separate from but affiliated with numerous IFAS departments and research and extension facilities throughout Florida.
Urban Ecology Research Project - http://www.urbaneco.washington.edu/
Research and education in urban ecology at the University of Washington at Seattle. Data, models, research, projects and courses in urban ecology.
Walker Branch Watershed Research Program - http://www.esd.ornl.gov/programs/WBW/
The site of long-term, intensive environmental studies since the mid-1960's by staff from Oak Ridge National Laboratory the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, centered primarily on the geologic and hydrologic processes that control the amounts and chemistry of water moving through the watershed.
Wenatchee Forestry Sciences Lab - http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/wenlab/
At the forefront of some of the finest ecological research in the nation, this facility and staff offers world-class investigations on forest and rangeland ecosystems.
Western Forest Fire Research Center (WESTFIRE) - http://www.cnr.colostate.edu/FS/westfire/progpage.html
An interdisciplinary research facility based at Colorado State University covering all aspects, whether socioeconomic or ecological, of forest fires.
Yale Center for Computational Ecology - http://www.cbc.yale.edu/old/cce/
Development of mathematical and computational tools for the simulation, analysis and validation of ecological models.