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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.

Itasca Welcomes New Station Biologist

Lesley Knoll brings a background in aquatic ecology to her new role as the field station's resident expert.

Lesley Knoll

Lesely Knoll stands by a snow-covered Lake Itasca earlier this month.

Foundations Lab II at Itasca

Complete your required Biology 3004 course at the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories in June. You can register for this, as well as other field courses, in April. If you have questions on this opportunity, contact Dr. Sehoya Cotner at