Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL) is a premier urban field research station for studies in biodiversity, ecosystem change and natural history. The lab is of critical importance to The University of Texas at Austin’s top-ten ranked Ecology, Evolution and Behavior graduate program. As an urban field lab, BFL is unsurpassed in regard to historical data, access for students and faculty (a few minutes from main campus), and diversity of habitats. Research at the lab contributes to our understanding of climate change, invasive species, biodiversity, genomics, animal behavior and evolution.

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BFL is proud to host Science Under The Stars

Starlight twinkles through the trees and crickets serenade in the distance as families, students and others with a thirst for knowledge gather outside at The University of Texas at Austin's Brackenrid

Regents approve plan to expand Stengl Lost Pines Biological Station

This week (2/11/2016) the UT Board of Regents approved a plan to more than double the size of the 208-acre Stengl Lost Pines Biological Station.

Summer 2016 REU in Climate Change Impacts in Semi-Arid Regions at UT-Austin

UT is looking for 10 exceptional undergraduates for a paid, 10-week immersive research experience, the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Climate Change Impacts in Semi-Arid R

Postdoc opening: Grassland Ecologist

We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to study the community ecology of South Texas grasslands that have been disrupted by woody plant removal and introduction of exotic grasses (e.g.

New microsporidian pathogen of tawny crazy ants

A new study describing the first pathogen to be found in tawny crazy ants has been published by the Invasive Species Research group at BFL and by USDA scientists.

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