Conducting Research at Great Hollow


The Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center provides all of the facilities of a biological field station, including lodging, office space, lab space, lecture space, a conference room, and field equipment storage space. Our 825 acre preserve provides opportunities for several areas of terrestrial and freshwater field biology.  Scientists who are interested in conducting research at the preserve should contact us at for information about the application procedure.  Proposals that are most closely aligned with the research interests and management objectives of the preserve, and that have a conservation application will be given priority when there are competing needs for facilities or other resources. Projects that involve capture and/or collection will be required to show documentation of all necessary state and federal permits. Researchers will be asked to submit brief findings summaries upon completion of the project, or at the end of each year for multi-year projects.

Facilities for Visiting Researchers

Institutions that have used Great Hollow as a study site:

American Museum of Natural History

Central Connecticut State University

Columbia University

Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

Mianus River Gorge Preserve

New York/New Jersey Trail Conference

SUNY Oneonta

SUNY Purchase

University of Connecticut

Wesleyan University

Western Connecticut State University