The Edward J. Meeman Biological Station was established in 1967 to encourage and foster
scientific pursuits in natural history, ecology, and environmental biology. Situated
on two sites, the main research area encompasses over 600 acres adjacent to Meeman-Shelby
Forest State Park. The second site sits on over 300 acres along the Loosahatchie River
in Bartlett. The research sites provide laboratory, classroom, and small conference
facilities to faculty and students from The University of Memphis and visiting researchers.
Meeman Station is an integral part of the Department of Biology and a unique site
dedicated to research, teaching, and community service.