Field Stations

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

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 is situated in the heart of the Ewaso Ecosystem in central Kenya. This year Princeton is celebrating its 25th anniversary of teaching, research and collaboration at Mpala. 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.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

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