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There is an exceptionally wide array of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems in New Jersey. Within a single day, one can visit and study habitats of the barrier islands, coastal plains, the piedmont, Precambrian highlands, and ridge and valley geological provinces.

University-supported research centers and field stations include:

Affiliated Institutes and Centers

There are two associated research centers housed within the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources on the G. H. Cook Campus of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. For information on the research and activities taking place at these centers visit their websites below.