Centers, Institutes, & Preserve

Centers, Institutes, and the Preserve—unified in advancing environmental issues

The Research and Teaching Preserve

The Director of the IPE also serves as the Administrative Director of the Indiana University Research and Teaching Preserve. The Preserve’s mission is to provide natural field settings for research and teaching that complement existing facilities and infrastructure at Indiana University.


Diverse natural habitats–including forests at various successional stages, old field, ridge and ravine topography, lakes, and a large perennial stream span the Preserve’s nearly 1,600 acres. The properties and 6000 square-foot field lab are close to campus and available for research, teaching, and outreach activities.

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