Biology Department members conduct field research both near and far from campus. These are some of the opportunities.
In North Carolina and the Southeast
Honeybee neurobiology studies use hives located in a rural site just outside Winston-Salem. Eco-physiologists travel to North Carolina’s barrier islands and beaches to study dune plants. Population geneticists sample beetles, salamanders, and squirrel throughout southern Appalachia.
Bat biologists spend summers in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona. Ecologists look at tree communities of the northern Rockies.
Phylogeneticists travel the globe collecting genetic samples from blueberries and other species. There are long-term studies of grass and grazers in Africa; plant communities and climate change in the Andes and Amazon of Peru; seabirds in the Galapagos Islands; and endocrinology of tropical birds in Panama. Wake Forest researchers and classes regularly travel to Lighthouse Reef Atoll, a pristine marine environment in the Caribbean about 50 miles off the coast of Belize.