EEB Teaching Lab
The EEB Teaching Lab is home to a growing collection of living and preserved specimens that represent the diversity of life here in southeast Texas and in the world. Among our living inhabitants currently are several species of native frogs, toads, lizards, turtles, fish, hissing cockroaches, fruit flies, flour beetles, and one reclusive flying squirrel.
A variety of non-local species in our collection represent interesting biological phenomena (e.g. Batesian and Mullerian mimicry), with species from the tropics being especially well represented.
Our most recent project involved creating a large vivarium that is home to many species of Neotropical plants and soon will house several species of frogs, including poison dart frogs and two species of tree frogs.
Our collection of preserved material includes insects and other arthropods, botanical specimens, and skeletal material.
Several EBIO classes meet in the EEB Teaching Lab, including EBIO 213, EBIO 327, EBIO 330, and EBIO 336. The lab also contains facilities for students conducting independent research, including computers, research collections, and equipment for conducting field studies (contact Dr. Solomon for access).