More About Our Greenhouses
The Biodiversity and Biocontrol Laboratory (BABL) houses 4 large greenhouse rooms, available to conduct experiments any time of the year. The greenhouses sport state-of-the-art, computerized climate controls. This allows temperature and day-length to be precisely altered to fit the needs of particular experiments. The BABL greenhouse complex was completed in 2002, at a cost of over a quarter-million dollars. Nearby “dirty lab” facilities are used to store field cages and other supplies, and to process samples brought in directly from the field. The BABL is just a few minute’s walk from our formal laboratory facilities.
We have > 100 “bugdorm” insect cages, which are used for rearing plants and insects, and for conducting microcosm experiments.
Smaller microcosm cages that house single plants, being used by undergraduate Jake Gable to carefully observe predator and parasitoid behavior.