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Prairie in the morning. Photo credit: Carolyn Fannon The University of Houston Coastal Center is the only field station for the University of Houston and the only biological and environmental field station owned by any university within the greater Houston metropolitan area.
It provides a unique and essential facility for faculty from the area doing biological and environmental research and field education, because it provides access to an endangered natural habitat (pristine coastal prairie) within a large area of land (~1,000 acres) where equipment and experiments can be safely deployed. Boasting over 200 acres of pristine coastal prairie, the field station is used for research in prairie and coastal ecology, evolution, geoenvironmental studies and geophysics, micrometeorology and air quality, and behavior of wildland fires. The facility supports graduate and undergraduate education and public outreach through research projects, field courses, and public tours.
Your gift will help support the wide variety of research projects and field courses at the UH Coastal Center. Please go to the online giving page online giving page and select General Institutional Support:UH under “school, unit or program”, do the same under “select a department”, then select Houston Coastal Center under “select a designation”.