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Research at University of Oklahoma Biological Station

Students conducting research

The University of Oklahoma Biological Station hosts a broad range of research activities, including ecological, evolutionary, and genetic studies in a variety of natural terrestrial and aquatic environments, and in research laboratories, greenhouses, and mesocosm facilities. Our community of researchers from the University of Oklahoma and elsewhere includes faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates.

Conduct Research at UOBS

Researcher in lab

UOBS welcomes academic researchers in biology and environmental sciences. Our facilities for visiting researchers including laboratory space, 400-acre natural area, access to Lake Texoma, aquatic mesocosm facilities (artificial streams, ponds, pelagic zone), greenhouses, and onsite housing. To inquire about conducting research at UOBS, please complete a Research Reservation Request (PDF) and send to Gary Wellborn (

Graduate Research Fellowships

Researcher in lab

Graduate students may apply for summer fellowships to conduct research at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station. Fellowships provide a summer stipend and onsite housing, and are open to students enrolled in a research-based MS or PhD graduate program at an accredited college or university. Additional information and application instructions are provided in our application packet (pdf).