Scientists working at field stations and marine laboratories strive to understand natural processes at every scale, from the molecular to the global, from milliseconds to eons.

The mission of the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) is to help member stations increase their effectiveness in supporting critical research, education, and outreach programs. We pursue this goal in a manner that maximizes diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, and transparency.

News and Upcoming Events

Our annual meeting at Flathead Lake Biological Station has been moved to virtual September 20-27, 2021.

National Science Foundation for the Future Act

Petition - Field Stations and Field Courses Imperiled by Financial Concerns

Organization of Biological Field Stations 

55th Annual Meeting  September 16-20, 2020 was virtual, see agenda and presentation here: 


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