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Biological Station (UMBS)


The Biological Station offers an exciting opportunity to study field biology and ecology. The station occupies a 10,000-acre tract along Burt and Douglas Lakes in northern lower Michigan and 3,200 acres on Sugar Island near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

The influence of the Biological Station on American biological science thought and teaching has been notable. Many scientists, college and high school teachers have received continuing training through courses offered at the Station. Hundreds of scientists have carried on research during its 100-year history and over 2,500 scientific publications have appeared in the literature based on work centered at the station.

Contact Information

Alicia Famer

University of Michigan
Biological Station
2541 Chemistry Bldg
930 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1055

Phone: (734) 763-4461
E-mail: umbs@umich.edu

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Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

Literature, Science & the Arts

Sponsoring Department(s)

Biological Station

Program Available to these Counties

Cheboygan, Chippewa, Washtenaw

Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor, Douglas Lake, Sugar Island

Subject Area(s)

Education: Higher Ed, Environmental, Science & Research