Field Stations

The department has the following facilities available to students in order to experience working in both the field and laboratory:

Stonyfield at dusk

Stony Ford Research Station

The Stony Ford Center for Ecological Studies at Princeton University was established in 1967 by Millard and Margaret Meiss in memory of their son Michael. Stony Ford encompasses ninety-nine acres of former farmland about four and a half miles from the central Campus of Princeton University.

Mpala Research Centre

The Mpala Research Centre (MRCC) was opened in November 1994 at the core of the Ewaso Ecosystem in central Kenya. Defined by the catchments of two perennial rivers, the Ewaso Ny’iro and Ewaso Narok, and by the protracted migrations of over 6000 elephants, this is a vast and diverse savanna landscape supporting prodigious wildlife populations.

Students on jeep in Africa
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution from above

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Princeton University partners with The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). Princeton students travel to and conduct research in Panama to understand its biological diversity.