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  • A diversity of  terrestrial (forest and lowland) and aquatic (e.g.  wetlands, streams, and the Mississippi River) field research sites are within easy travel time and distance from the campus - including  departmental Kelso Wildlife Sanctuary (10 minutes from campus)

  • Southeast is a member of consortia that provide student access to  courses and facilities at the Saint Louis University Field Stations (Reis  and Lay Field Stations) in Missouri oak-hickory forest, and the Gulf  Coast Research Station in Mississippi.

  • Collaborative opportunities exist for work with regional, state, and  federal resource management agencies.

  • Excellent access to computer and library materials.

  • Well-equipped for field and laboratory research projects.

  • Home of Regional Vertebrate Museum, Insect Collection and Travis Brooks Herbarium

  • Collaboration with regional health facilities

  • Collaborative Management of (soon-to-be- developed) Regional Nature Center with Missouri Department of Conservation

  • Kelso Wildlife Sanctuary is used by faculty, undergraduate and graduate  students in course and field research projects.  The  site is 7- 10 minutes  from campus, and supports Ozark Border oak-hickory Quercus-Carya forest with American beech Fagus grandifolia and tulip poplar Liriodendron tulipifera on moister north-facing slopes.


Rhodes Hall 224
Department of Biology
One University Plaza, MS 6200
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701