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Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories is a University of Minnesota field station dedicated to research and teaching on how ecosystems work, with an eye to cultivating an appreciation of their value and preservation for future generations. Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities at and about Itasca.

Call for Proposals for Itasca Seed-to-Root Grants

Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories recently launched a call for proposals for seed grants for future research projects at the field station. These seed grants aim to spark new scientific inquiry and research at the field station and facilitate preliminary, higher risk efforts focused in up-and-coming creative spaces (e.g., techniques, emerging theory). Field stations, however, focus on places with particular qualities amenable to sustaining longer-term research.

Itasca 2018 Summer Student Employee Position

Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories is seeking a Summer Student Employee for Summer 2018. (Beginning no later than May 20 and departing no earlier than August 25, 2018.)

Hours will vary and will generally range from 25 – 40 hours per week, and also requires the ability to work weekends and evenings.

A Q&A with Jonathan Schilling

Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories' new director talks about what he's most excited about, what makes Itasca unique and his favorite spot at the station.

Jonathan Schilling

Longtime Director of Itasca Retires

CBS Professor and Director of Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories Dave Biesboer to retire at the end of 2017.

Dave Biesboer at Itasca in the field with a group of students at Nature of Life.