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   Evolutionary Biology
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& Facilities




Research and Teaching Facilities

Evolutionary Biology maintains a computer lab (LS 249A), used in teaching and available for use by graduate students. Extensive computer labs and shared laboratory facilities are also maintained by the Department of Biology. SDSU is a member of the regional CRAY Supercomputer Consortium and is the supercomputer gateway to the California State University (CSU) System.

Evolutionary Biology also maintains a Visionary Digital Imaging System, used to acquire light images at very high resolution and great depth of focus. This is available for faculty and students, after training.

The College of Sciences maintains the SDSU Electron Microscope Facility (for ultrastructural analyses).

Several university Field Stations are available for research. These include the Santa Margarita Field Station, a 2800-acre site about one hour from campus near Temecula, California, Sky Oaks Field Station, occupying 3500 acres adjacent to the Cleveland National Forest and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Fortuna Mountain Research Preserve, an 850 hectare site located within 10 miles of campus, and the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Preserve. Both the Santa Margarita and Sky Oaks Field Stations have living quarters that may be used by faculty and student, for classes and research projects.

In addition, some research on vertebrates is possible at the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park and the Conservation and Research for Endangered Species (CRES). Research on marine biota at the SDSU Coastal Marine Institute. SDSU faculty and students also collaborate with researchers at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center.