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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.

Undergraduate Summer Research Internships



The University of Oklahoma Biological Station offers summer research internships in which undergraduate students in biology-related degree programs conduct research at UOBS under the supervision of faculty or graduate student researchers in ecological and environmental biology.

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The University of Oklahoma Biological Station is located on the shores of Lake Texoma in far southern Oklahoma. Our campus includes housing, a variety of research facilities, and a large natural area. UOBS is administered by the Department of Biology, and has served the University of Oklahoma research and education communities since 1949. 

Specific dates and work schedules are determined by needs of both interns and researchers, and we work with interns to accommodate other summer activities, such as attendance in a course at UOBS, and family vacations. In general, internships should anticipate working for five weeks during the summer, with a work schedule of 40 hours per week, and earning $10.00/per hour. Dorm-style housing for interns is provided at no cost. Interns are responsible for their meals. Housing units include (limited) meal preparation amenities.

Application deadline: March 15, 2019

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).

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 (