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Research Facilities and Resources

External view of the UVM greenhouse.

Greenhouse Complex

This modern computerized facility houses the bulk of the UVM plant collection. Its 8000 square feet are divided into eleven adjoining compartments used for both research and teaching needs.

Environmental Growth Chambers

The state-of-the-art environmental growth chamber facility provides controlled environments for the research needs of the department.

Inside the Pringle Herbarium.

Pringle Herbarium

Housing over 330,000 specimens, this is the third largest plant collection in New England and is currently active as a resource for systematic and floristics research both regionally and internationally.

Structural Biology and Bioinformatics Facility

This is a cross-college, cross-departmental collection of research groups including x-ray crystallographers, NMR specroscopists, and molecular modelers.

Core Facilities

Shared by researchers in various fields throughout the university, the Core Facilities housed in the College of Medicine provide the means for DNA analysis, Microscopy imaging, bioinformatics, biochemistry and proteomics, flow cytometry, and more.

Woman in front of a flowering bush at the Horticultural Research Center.

Horticultural Research Center

This 97-acre horticultural farm contains extensive collections of fruit trees, shrubs, perennials, and ornamentals, including one of the largest known mature ornamental crabapple collections in the Northeast.

Vermont Monitoring Cooperative

This network of government and academic researchers studies forest ecosystems in Vermont.

Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory

Housed in the ECHO Leahy center for Lake Champlain, on the waterfront in downtown Burlington, this laboratory is devoted to studying the ecosystems found in the Lake Champlain basin.

The University of Vermont's research vessel Melosira.


This 45-foot vessel on Lake Champlain is used for lake research and teaching.

Natural Areas System

Composed of nine reserves totally over 1500 acres, the natural areas system includes a variety of ecosystems for study: northern woodlands, alpine tundra, lakes, bogs, and fields, to name a few.

Man pours maple sap into syrup distiller.

Proctor Maple Research Center

This 200-acre field research station includes approximately 35-40 acres of actively managed sugarbush for maple syrup production and research.

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