Biology

Facilities

Natural Sciences Center
In 2010, the Department of Biology joined the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in moving into a new, state-of-the-art, 81,000-square-foot science facility. The facility was built to exceed LEED certification standards, and its "green" features embody eco-friendly principles that faculty emphasize in class.

 The building features 19 teaching and research labs, 30 prep and support spaces, and a rooftop greenhouse. And the biology facilities contain labs designed and equipped to facilitate faculty and student research in cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, microbiology, neurobiology, animal behavior, aquatic ecology, vertebrate ecology, and plant ecology. The facility also features teaching labs designed to promote investigative lab experiences, as well as “workshop” classrooms, where lecture and lab can be tightly integrated.

Field Sites

The Center for Environmental Education and Research (CEER)
the CEER is a multipurpose education and research center with emphasis on short-term and long-term agroecology and early successional applications. The CEER is conveniently located immediately west of campus on Sassafras Street and is an easy five-minute walk from campus.
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George A. Hepner Ecology Laboratory at Camp Karoondinha
This field research station provides a modern research laboratory and a variety of habitats offering students experience through short- and long-term experiments. The property features more than 600 acres from 600 to 1,800 feet above sea level. It includes both deciduous and mixed coniferous forests, an eight-acre lake, Penns Creek, and small streams.
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Susquehanna River Marina
A state-of-the-art center for environmental research and education at the confluence of the East and West branches of the Susquehanna River. This field station will house classroom, dorm, office, laboratory and exhibition space. Opening in late 2013.
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