Biology at Southeast.... What You Need, We Have
Southeast Missouri State University is located at the head of the Mississippi River
Delta. Located just one mile from the Mississippi River, the University can offer
a unique setting for many areas of study.
The facility offers faculty and student collaborators the opportunity to research
live animal behavior within a controlled environment.
Southeast has a broad interest in aquatic life. Faculty research ranges from molecular
studies on Carribean fish to the cellular mechanism of water balance in calcareous
ferns, from the genetic diversity of aquatic invertebrates and plants to management
of turtles in freshwater environment... and it doesn't stop there.
The Center for Environmental Analysis is actively involved in several public health
and environmental health research areas.
If your future is in Biological Education, Southeast is perfect. The Linda Godwin
Center for Science and Mathematics Education, located in Johnson Hall adjacent to
the science buildings, coordinates programs that provide resources for teachers and
pre-service teacher education students. The NASA Educator Resource Center, one block
from campus, is open to science education students and provides a wealth of materials
for science lessons.
The Biology Department has two greenhouses located adjacent to Rhodes and Magill Halls.
Down the Mississippi, down to the delta, it's a natural extension of study at Southeast.
Imaging at Southeast is digital. In research experiences, you'll be able to capture
micrographs on the computer or view and analyze gels with our Kodak Imager.
Kelso Wildlife Sanctuary is a typical Ozark borders oak-hickory forest that is used
in classes and in independent student research projects.
Southeast faculty and students actively employ a variety of molecular techniques in
research. Our curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking about microbiology,
molecular biology, and genetics along with a familiarity with the primary scientific
literature in these fields.
Located in the Ozarks, the Reis Biological Station is home to 225 acres of upland
oak-hickory forest. The station also harbors short leaf pine, calcareous ferns, and
a diverse group of wildlife.
Our herbarium houses approximately 15,000 plant specimens. The facility includes a
drying cabinet and a mounting area.
Our vertebrate, invertebrate, and insect collections are composed of regional representatives.
We have strong holdings in aquatic and mammalian vertebrates. We also have a bird
collection worth viewing! Enjoy our museum or use it for research!