Facilities and Partners | Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources | The University of Vermont(title)

Research and Teaching Facilities


The Rubenstein School is equipped with advanced technological equipment, state-of-the-art water craft, and expansive natural areas to conduct high-quality teaching and research.

Research Vessel

The Rubenstein School's hybrid-electric research vessel, the Marcelle Melosira, is docked at the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory on Lake Champlain in Burlington. The Marcelle Melosira is used for research, teaching, and outreach on the Lake.

R/V Marcelle Melosira
A student examines a heat map on a computer screen.

Spatial Analysis Laboratory

The Laboratory applies techniques in GIS, remote sensing, and spatial statistics to problems in natural resource ecology and planning. The Lab specializes in biodiversity analysis, land-cover mapping, planning for conservation lands, and disaster response.

Spatial Analysis Lab
Doing research in one of UVM's nearby forests.

University of Vermont Forests

The UVM Forests provide a range of northern forest ecosystems for research, teaching, and demonstration. UVM owns four forests throughout the State of Vermont: Jericho Research Forest, Talcott Woods, Wolcott Research Forest, and Washington Research Forest.

UVM Forests
A view from the peak of Mount Mansfield, cell towers in the distance.

University of Vermont Natural Areas

From more than one thousand acres along the shoreline of Shelburne Pond to less than three acres at Redstone Quarry, from the lowlands of Colchester Bog to the summit of Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak, these natural areas provide outstanding resources to meet teaching and research needs.

UVM Natural Areas
A snowboarder navigates a backwoods trail.

Vermont Tourism Research Center

The Vermont Tourism Research Center is the only research center in the state focusing on tourism and recreation. The Center specializes in tourism that strengthens community vitality and promotes environmental stewardship.

Vermont Tourism Research Center