Research at AS IF Center

Scientists working in EEB, geology, and climatology are encouraged to use the AS IF Center lab/studio, and the adjacent High Cove community’s 100 acres of forest, for long-term or short-term research. Researchers have begun studying tree phenology, stream health, moth diversity and phenology, herpetology, and native bee species at the center. Future research themes might include biological diversity,  ecosystem function, biogeochemical cycling, climate and its effects on phenology, disturbance and succession, invasive species, soils, hydrology, stream ecology,  geology, and site restoration.

Geologist Kaye Savage records stream measurements

Facilities, supplies, and site information

AS IF Center has microscopes, herbarium presses, moth light, malaise trap, nets, trays, and other field equipment which are available for your use. There is also a large assortment of complimentary vials, petri dishes, and other glass and plastic ware. For site descriptions, identification guides under development, and other science resources, see our Natural History page. For lodging suggestions, see the Place page.

Apply to do environmental science research  

To do site-based research at AS IF Center, please visit the Land Use Permits page and apply for a permit at least a month before your visit. Send your request to us by email, with the dates you wish to visit.

Ecologist John Pickering collects photographic data on moths.