Facilities of the Ecology and Evolution Department

Ample laboratory, greenhouse, and environmental facilities and all of the standard laboratory equipment for molecular, microbiological, and genomic studies are available. The department houses laboratories working with model organisms including Drosophila and yeast. Field and marine study areas are at Flax Pond, a University-affiliated laboratory near campus. Some terrestrial studies are performed at the Ashley Schiff Nature Preserve, a 26-acre forested area on campus. The University is a member of the Organization for Tropical Studies, which maintains field stations in Costa Rica. There are other opportunities for field studies both in this country and abroad; faculty members have continuing projects at Friday Harbor Marine Labs in Washington, Cook Inlet in Alaska, Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Cajas National Park in Ecuador, the Antarctic Peninsula and through various oceanographic cruises. Collaboration is possible with scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and the New York Genome Center. Opportunities are also available for projects at field stations maintained by other university centers and colleges of the State University of New York. The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is located on campus. Stony Brook is close enough to New York City and Washington, D.C. for arrangements to be made for consultation and work at museums and other institutions in those cities.