Well-equipped research areas are housed in modern facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories and a new state-of-the-art Greenhouse. This new EEB Greenhouse is located immediately adjacent to the departmental home in Anderson Biology Labs. The 3500 sq ft. facility is divided into five independent modules, each containing a programmable automatic watering & fertilization system with a choice of domestic or reverse osmosis water. Cooling/heating is provided independently to each module via its own 22-ton HVAC unit. Head house support (soil and pot storage, potting and root washing tables) is located nearby in departmental space.
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.
From minutes to within less than 1-2 hours of campus are many federal, state, and private parks, refuges, preserves, and experimental stations available for field research. Some of these habitats include southeastern coastal plain forests; coastal prairies; fresh, brackish, and saline marshes; estuaries; and near-shore marine environments. Slightly further away is the renowned Hill Country of Texas (Austin, San Antonio).
Our faculty and graduate students conduct research throughout Texas, but also in other locals including Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, and Virginia, as well as China, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Samoa.