We work across disciplines and in diverse settings—from the Appalachian Mountains to the Arctic, from fisheries to farmland—seeking solutions that improve people’s lives and our natural world. Scientists work at a network of laboratories across the state and field sites around the world to investigate and respond to today’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Our faculty is made up of award-winning scientists known regionally and nationally for their oft-cited work. While their expertise is wide ranging, our Core Research Areas offer a window into our primary fields. Through Research Highlights, we work with individual scientists to get the story behind their science and to help show the real-world impact of their work. Our faculty and students rely on Services and Tools in our world-class research facilities at our four locations across the state. From these laboratories to our research vessel Rachel Carson, our scientists can stay on the cutting edge of their research.