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The Department of Biological Sciences has a number of unique resources that are available to faculty and students to enhance classes or utilize in research. Below is a list of some of the resources available.


We maintain collections of birds, plants, invertebrates, fish and insects in which students and/or researchers can utilize.

Field Stations

We currently operate a number of field stations taking advantage of our unique geographic location adjent to the Gulf of Mexico and the tropics.

Many of our classes utilize Sabal Palms Sanctuary. It is operated by the Gorgas Science Foundation and UTB, and offers a chance to study one of the last remaining native sabal palm stands in the US.  

Rancho del Cielo is our field station in the cloud forests of Mexico. It is operated by the Gorgas Science Foundation and UTB, and offers a unique opporunity to study the flora and fuana in the northernmost cloud forest in central America. it is located within the El Cielo Biosphere.

Another field station is located at the base of Rancho del Cielo in lowland tropical deciduous forest. Cielito is located along the Rio Sabinas.

Along the Gulf Coast, we have two field stations to support our marine and coastal biological programs. One is located on South Padre Island and the other is at Port Mansfield.  Students and researchers utilize these facilities throughout the year.

Remark Office OMR is the world's leading scanning software for collecting and analyzing data from plain paper OMR (optical mark Recognition) forms. Click here to download a working demo copy, along with the Bubble Fonts needed for the software.




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  • Look
  • SPI Center
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