The Brackenridge Field Laboratory is an urban research station on 88 acres on the banks of the Colorado River along Lake Austin Boulevard.
From the early days of the university, biologists have used this tract for research, teaching and collecting specimens.
The field lab plays a strong role in undergraduate teaching in the life sciences and is a valuable magnet for attracting top faculty and graduate students to The University of Texas at Austin.
Watch a video about John and Grace Crutchfield, the keepers of the Brackenridge Field Laboratory.
More Featured Units
Bureau of Business Research Provides applied economic research to strengthen Texas' business environment.
Center for Electromechanics Provides concepts and technology for generation, storage and use of electric and mechanical energy.
Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences Supports computational engineering and sciences programs.
IC2 Institute Is an interdisciplinary research unit advancing the theory and practice of entrepreneurial wealth creation.