The Temple Ambler Field Station serves both as an ecological observatory and as a platform for research across disciplines. 

As an ecological observatory, Field Station research initiatives document fundamental changes in our natural environments and provide these data as a publicly available resource to our community of researchers and educators. Our research advances understanding of global change impacts, from a local to global scale, as well as innovative and meaningful solutions. 

The Field Station also supports a cross-disciplinary array of research projects and centers, with investigations spanning environmental science to engineering.

Research Request Form

To request usage of the Temple Ambler Field Station, please fill out this short form to facilitate the approval of your project.  For questions or more information, please contact us at

Research Initiatives

Temple Forest Observatory

Temple Ambler Field Station is collaborating with Smithsonian Institution’s Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) to establish two forest research plots at the Field Station as a platform for integrated research and education. 

PhenoCam: An Ecological Observatory Network

The Field Station is joining the PhenoCam Network, a global ecological observatory dedicated to documenting and sharing data on climate-driven phenological changes that form the foundation of our ecosystems. 

Invasive Species Research Program

Increased global trade and travel facilitates the movement of species to novel habitats.  Once established, some of these populations can become invasive, causing significant and detrimental harm to local ecology and economies.  Temple Ambler Field Station is expanding efforts to track and manage invasive species on our campus and across our region. 

Research Highlights

Highlighted Projects

The Field Station supports research across disciplines, with active projects ranging from the natural sciences to engineering.

Centers and Laboratories

Several on-site centers and laboratories expand the breadth of activities at the Field Station, from research on infant and child development to small business development.