Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates:
Classes begin online only March 30; teleworking continues until further notice; all events cancelled.

Research

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.