University of Michigan Biological Station


Karie Slavik
(734) 763-4461


9133 Biological Rd., Pellston, MI 49769


Who We Serve

University of Michigan Researchers
External Researchers

Core Summary

The University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) has been home to scientific discovery since its founding in 1909. Our core mission is to advance environmental field research, engage students in scientific discovery, and provide the information needed to understand and sustain ecosystems from local to global scales. In this cross-disciplinary, interactive community, students, faculty, and researchers from around the globe come together to learn about the natural world and seek solutions to the critical environmental challenges of our time.

Service Categories: Animal Research; Chemical, Material and Protein Characterization ; Data Tools and Analysis ; Education and Training ; Molecular Biology


  • Analytical services

  • Data management

  • Field Research Sites

  • Research Supplies

Additional Services

Field research sites, lodging/dining, research supplies/stockroom, data management, lab spaces, and analytical services.


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Additional Equipment

Lakeside laboratory, molecular laboratory, equipment stockroom, sample preparation and analysis equipment, boats, greenhouse, atmospheric research towers, stream research facility, soil biotron, canopy access vehicle, elevated CO2 chambers.