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Oklahoma Biological Survey

Biologist looks across the a pond in the Wichita Mountains

BioDiversity is Our Goal

The Biological Survey is both a state agency and a research department of the University of Oklahoma. The Biological Survey includes the Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory, Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry, and the Robert Bebb Herbarium.  Our faculty and staff are committed to providing the best available information on biodiversity in the state of Oklahoma. We do this through our surveys, inventories, and research on the state’s biodiversity. We also collect, curate, and share existing biodiversity data. We are committed to training students and the public in biodiversity science. To achieve our goals we work closely with other allied organizations throughout the state and region.

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Highlights

Research


Faculty and Staff study the flora and fauna across Oklahoma covering all 12 of our ecoregions.

Explore our Research

Biodiversity Data


We are the state repostitory of biodiversity data including rare species and significant natural communities.
 

Browse our databases

Plant Collections Database

The Bebb Herbarium is a member of the Texas-Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria (TORCH) which has consolidated their plant collections into a online database.

Oliver's Woods

A 70 acre river bottom woodland and wildlife preserve adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma.  We manage the area and coordinate teaching and research use.  

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283

Days Biologists Were in the Field in 2021


808

Leaves Analyzed in Climate Change Research


313

Species of Bees Observed Summer 2022


77

Oklahoma Counties Visited by Biologists in 2022
(that's all of them!)