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Brackenridge Field Laboratory

Address: 2907 Lake Austin Boulevard
Austin, TX 78703

Region: Southwest

Phone: 512-471-2114
Web: www.utexas.edu/research/bfl/index.html

Organization Structure: University/College
Organization Scope: State/Regional
Organization Type: Plant Research Center

Services this organization provides

  • Inventory and/or monitor endangered/rare species
  • Work on restoration projects
  • Natural habitat management
  • Wildflower or native habitat display on property
  • Conducts research

Native Plant Focus: The diversity and interdisciplinary nature of the research that Brackenridge Field Laboratory supports, along with its strong role in mentoring undergraduate and graduate research continue to make BFL an extraordinary and unique research unit. Faculty, research associates and graduate and undergraduate students conduct experimental studies of microevolution, evolutionary systematics and phylogenetics, ethology, population biology, physiological ecology and ecosystem dynamics.

Description: The University of Texas at Austin Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL) is a unique urban research station located on 88 acres of land that borders the Colorado River along Lake Austin Boulevard. From the early days of the University of Texas, biologists have used this tract of land for research, teaching, and specimen collection, and since the establishment of the Field Laboratory in 1967, BFL has continued to evolve as a center for biodiversity research in Texas.

Last Update: 2008-10-01
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