Research at Meeman Biological Station

Research at the Edward J. Meeman Biological StationCurrent research at MBS emphasizes multidisciplinary realms of inquiry. While our approaches are generally organized according to discipline, we encourage collaborative and integrative syntheses that provide a more informed understanding of the biocomplexity of ecological and evolutionary phenomena. The scientists involved in defining the research vision of MBS are committed to these values and to a comprehensive research program where participants will be flexible, broader, and more skilled at collaborative, multidisciplinary, and group research rather than strict approaches along disciplinary lines. This tradition has been firmly established by the MBS Director and has considerably improved the caliber of research and training programs at MBS.

Organizations outside the university, including the United States Geological Survey, the Memphis Zoo, and Overton Park Conservancy, have also been able to utilize the Station to conduct various research projects over recent years. We encourage you to contact us for inquiries related to prospective research projects.

Current Research

  • Ornithology
  • Herpetology
  • Entomology
  • Parasitology
  • Mammalogy
  • Plant biology
  • Wildlife behavior & ecology
  • River, floodplain, and wetland ecology
  • Genetics
  • Conservation biology