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Field Stations

Arnot Field Station

The Arnot Teaching and  Research Forest

Embracing a conservation ethic through support of research and education that balances sustainable production and the maintenance of ecological function.

Little Moose

Little Moose Field Station

The Little Moose Field Station, located near Old Forge in the southwestern Adirondacks, serves as the field headquarters for Cornell's aquatic research efforts in the Adirondack Mountain region of New York.


Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point

To conduct research in fisheries and aquatic ecology in New York State with a focus on Oneida Lake, the Great Lakes and other NYS inland lakes. To support the educational, outreach and extension programs of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Cornell University.

sugar house

Cornell Sugar Maple Research & Extension Program

Pure maple syrup is a traditional natural product unique to North America. The Cornell Sugar Maple Program exists to improve the production and use of maple products by working with producers, consumers, and others interested in this fascinating local product.

sugar house

Shoals Marine Laboratory

Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is Cornell's marine field station on Appledore Island, Maine, and offers summer-credit courses and internships in areas ranging from marine biology to sustainable engineering.  The island campus includes labs equipped with microscopes, flow-through seawater for maintaining organisms, and boats of all sizes for field trips and research support.  The island’s “green grid” incorporates a wind turbine and solar photovoltaic array, making it a site for sustainable engineering projects as well as field studies in marine and intertidal ecology, migratory bird banding, and other biological research.‚Äč (Photo taken by R. Sher)