Roemer Arboretum: Research and Education
Current and past student research projects utilizing the arboretum include:
- studies of plant dynamics
- phenological patterns in native and invasive shrubs
- the behavior and population biology of kidnapping ants and their hosts
- the impact of anthropogenic noise on the vocalizations of resident birds and insects
- the ecology and behavior of ant-mimicking spiders
- the diversity and distribution of native bees.
More than 70 student research projects have involved work in the Spencer J. Roemer Arboretum. You can view a listing of these GREAT Day projects online.
The Roemer Arboretum is also used for class instruction and field laboratory activities through the biology department.
Use of the arboretum: Research and course-related projects to be conducted in the arboretum require prior approval. If you are interested in carrying out a research project in the arboretum or in using the arboretum for a course-related activity, please download and complete the arboretum research form and email it to email@example.com for review.