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.
UT field stations have several positions available for undergrads this summer.
The UT Insect Collection based in the LAC building at BFL has a new Curator, Dr Alex Wild. Dr Wild has a strong background in insect systematics with a specialty interests in ants.
The lab’s national reputation as a premiere site for research on invasive species, evolution and behavior, biodiversity, climate change and drought, as well as for educa
Are you a creative undergrad biology student looking for a summer research experience? BFL has places for students to participate in Invasive Species research during summer 2015.
Invasive “crazy ants” are rapidly displacing fire ants by secreting a compound that neutralizes fire ant venom, according to a BFL based study.