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Center of Excellence for Field Biology

The Center of Excellence for Field Biology at Austin Peay State University is dedicated to the study and preservation of biodiversity in the southeastern United States.  Center researchers use field-based methods, along with laboratory approaches and bioinformatics, to address questions in ecology, evolution, systematics, and conservation.  The Center provides environmental education to the public and research experience in field biology to undergraduate and graduate students.

Field or fish?

The Center of Field Biology is more than just an oppurtunity to catch fish in a net. It's a chance to discover what fascinating critters crawl in creeks in our own backyard by identifying, studying and preserving local biodiversity. Click on through to see how we get our hands dirty in the field!

 

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Austin Peay’s Southeastern Grasslands Initiative joins national plant conservation network
Austin Peay's Southeastern Grasslands Initiative joins national plant conservation network

At Austin Peay State University, the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) has spent years focused on preserving, restoring and promoting the South's native grasslands. SGI recently made another step toward accomplishing that mission.

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Austin Peay professors, staff visit Moore Magnet to teach students about birds
Austin Peay professors, staff visit Moore Magnet to teach students about birds

On a cold February morning earlier this year, several Austin Peay State University professors, staff members and students visited Moore Magnet Elementary School to continue a burgeoning partnership between the two schools.

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Austin Peay to host family-focused Great Backyard Bird Count event on Feb. 19
Austin Peay to host family-focused Great Backyard Bird Count event on Feb. 19

Austin Peay State University is inviting the public to campus to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, an international citizen science project to monitor and track birds. The family-focused event will start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Outdoor Education Center (530 York St.) on campus.

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