The Ecological Research Center serves as a research and advisory asset to the regional
community. Ensuring ecologically sound planning and development within the urban environment
is the most vital goal of the Center. The Center assists in the identification of
ecologically related problems and avenues for resolution.
Programs developed by the Center benefits residents of Memphis, the Mid-South, and
the global community by assessing issues that explore and improve the quality of life
for every individual. The Center takes a proactive approach to meet community needs
while considering the concerns of all stakeholders.
The Center's new Urban Ecology Initiative represents an opportunity for the University of Memphis to be a leading force in
the Ecological Age, to help establish an ecologically literate workforce, and to develop
a new breed of Ecologist who will work in and for the urban environment. In so doing, we can provide a model
for others to follow regionally and worldwide.