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The Station's Research Program focuses primarily on supporting faculty, graduate, and undergraduate studies at the University of Florida. A combination of convenience, diversity, and size has made the Station an attractive site for researchers and class activities. Other universities/colleges and state/federal agencies regularly utilize OSBS for research opportunities. Monitoring and database development are ongoing and play an important role in enhancing research and teaching opportunities as well as supporting conservation management.
Between 1982-2011, 58 graduate projects have been conducted at the Station. Approximately 195+ research publications and reports have been generated from university, state, federal, and private research studies that have utilized OSBS. Much of the research to date has focused on understanding the processes and dynamics of the sandhill ecosystem. This understanding has also been advanced by hydrological and limnological studies that have examined water quality, acidification, ground water and chemical budgets of seepage lakes, nutrient limitations, and recharge affects to the water table aquifer from rainfall. The isolated, ephemeral ponds in this upland landscape are an important feature in the life histories of many species.
What is needed in order to conduct research at OSBS?
Can Non-UF academic institutions and government agencies utilize OSBS for research?