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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.

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.

Something Old and Something New

Land purchase near Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories creates new opportunities for research.

Itasca

Aerial photo of the property recently purchased near Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories.

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.