Research Facilities & Resources
Ecological Research Facility
The Ecological Research Facility, maintained by the Department of Biological Sciences, is located on a large old-field tract in Lexington, Kentucky. Surrounded by agricultural land and horse farms, it offers a convenient resource for field studies within easy commuting distance of campus. Access is controlled, providing a secure site for long-term studies.
The Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center (AGSC) maintains a breeding colony of Mexican axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) and distributes axolotl embryos, larvae, and adults to laboratories and classrooms throughout the United States and abroad. The AGSC is located in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky and receives financial support from the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) at the National Science Foundation.