Teaching & Research Facilities

Natural Resources and the Environment
Basic and Applied Spatial Analysis Lab (BASAL)
The department has a lab dedicated to geospatial analysis, remote sensing, and GIS run by Dr. Russell Congalton. The lab includes state of the art computers, a plotter for printing graduate research posters, and other equipment used for image analysis and spatial data manipulation. Learn More
Natural Resources and the Environment, Thompson School of Applied Science
College Woods Paul Bunyan tree
College Woods is located on the west side of the main campus. It comprises approximately 250 acres of woods, streams, and small fields. College Woods is the oldest and most intensively used University property for education, research and recreation. It is not uncommon to see walkers, runners, and classes all in one brief stroll through the woods. Learn More
Natural Resources and the Environment
computers in the lab
The department maintains its own computer lab to support research and teaching activities, which includes 20 PC-based workstations, a projector, and printer. All computers include MS Office, statistical, and GIS software. Learn More
Natural Resources and the Environment
winter scene in the arctic
Earth Systems Research Center (ESRC) brings together ecologists, environmental chemists, Earth system modelers, and remote sensing scientists to study natural and human-induced changes in the Earth's water, carbon, and nitrogen metabolism. Learn More
Natural Resources and the Environment
students in laboratory
The wildlife program maintains a teaching collection of skins, hides, and skulls of New England mammals & birds. A necropsy lab is available for instruction & research-related activities. Learn More
Natural Resources and the Environment, Thompson School of Applied Science
students growing strawberries
The primary activities at this farm are research, teaching ,and outreach on the production of horticultural and ornamental crops. Recent and ongoing research projects include efforts in the areas of Integrated Pest Management (efforts to reduce dependence on pesticide applications), pollinator habitat assessment, use of high tunnels to hasten and extend the growing season for fruits and vegetables, the use of reflective plastic mulches to increase per-acre yields of vegetables, overwintering onions using nonheated low tunnels, evaluation of seedless table grape varieties, and the establishment of the most expansive kiwiberry breeding research project in the nation. Learn More