Welcome to the Meeman Biological Station
The Edward J. Meeman Biological Station consists of two sites: The Meeman site (623 acres; 252 ha) is located about 25 miles north of Memphis and 2 miles east of the Mississippi River on a Chickasaw Bluff. This site is in the narrow transition zone between the Mississippi River Valley and West Tennessee Coastal Plain physiographic regions. The Station and surrounding areas are characterized by low plains and fertile valleys which are drained by the Mississippi River and several tributaries.
The Station has a modest conference/administrative center, large laboratory building with classrooms, research and teaching labs, dormitory room, and a kitchen. The Brunswick site (367 acres; 149 ha) is located adjacent to the Loosahatchie River about 20 miles east of the Meeman Site. This is a bottomland site with sluggish streams, cypress swamps, and numerous old fields surrounded by private lands.
The Station is available to graduate students and qualified investigators throughout the year. Faculty from The University of Memphis and several other institutions in the Mid-South utilize the facility for research purposes. Ongoing research programs include river and wetland ecology, wildlife ecology, plant community ecology, population ecology, evolutionary ecology, ecological genetics, and others.
Courses in ecology, botany, field techniques, and related disciplines are offered during the summer.
Team Delta Five, an 8-member team from AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps), has called The University of Memphis Edward J. Meeman Biological Station (MBS) home for the past two weeks as they came to the aid of the 623-acre complex of forest and field habitat. MBS is nestled adjacent to Meeman-Shelby State Park in northwest Shelby County and has been the site of teaching, training and research for faculty and students in the Department of Biological Sciences since 1968. Read More