Environmental Research Resources
Acadia University has a long history of achievement in field biology and environmental science. The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens has provided Acadia University with a unique array of research resources for study in the natural sciences. Phytotrons, freezers and growth chambers provide researchers with a highly adaptable system to understand the effects of climate change. The Wetland Research Laboratory provides specialized equipment for the study of this unique, Gulf of Maine, environment.
Field study is complimented with molecular biology and analytical laboratories. Other resources include the Irving Biodiversity Collection, the largest herbarium in Eastern North America and a living collection of over 600 species of plants of the Acadian Forest Region.