Department of Biology
Contact the Biology Stockroom
Located in the Marsh Life Sciences Building, Room 004, find out the ins-and-outs of ordering.
The Biology Department is housed in the Marsh Life Science Building, a spacious three-story structure which provides excellent research and teaching facilities. Located centrally among buildings housing the College of Medicine, the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, and the School of Natural Resources, Marsh Life Science includes research laboratories and teaching classrooms and laboratories.
Research Equipment Available to Biology Students
Ultracentrifuges, scintillation counters, High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, fluorometers, gel scanners, lyophilizers, densitometers, spectrophotometers, microscopes, mass spectrometers, cell culture facilities, darkrooms, coldrooms, and environmental chambers.
Many multi-user labs are available on-campus. In addition to these hosts, a wide variety of other computers are owned by specific units at UVM. Most are connected to the campus network and the global Internet, and can be accessed through microcomputers in the Marsh Life Science building. The University has agreements with Apple Computer, Dell Computer, Digital Equipment Corporation and IBM that allow students to purchase microcomputers at a substantial discount.
The University libraries hold extensive collections of books and journals in the life sciences. Organismal biology is concentrated in the central Bailey-Howe Library, whereas molecular, cellular, and physiological disciplines are held in the Dana Medical Library. For highly specialized purposes, the inter-library loan service provides efficient access for materials not held at UVM.
Zadock Thompson Zoological Collections
Biology has primary responsibility for the Zadock Thompson Zoological Collections in Joseph Torrey Hall. Vertebrate collections, curated by Dr. Kilpatrick, include fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The Invertebrate collection, curated by Dr. Ingi Agnarsson, include insect larvae, spiders, snails and other invertebrates. The Zoological Collections, in conjunction with the Pringle Herbarium administered by the Department of Plant Biology, represent the major natural history facility for the state of Vermont.
The University owns several Natural Areas that have been designated for teaching and research. The natural beauty of Vermont can be reached within minutes of leaving Burlington; nearby field sites in wetlands, in ponds or streams, and in secondary-growth forest make UVM an ideal place to conduct ecological research.
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