Miami University--Ecological Research Center

About this Location

The Ecology Research Center (ERC) is the focal point for ecological field research at Miami University and provides a venue for educational opportunities for middle, high school, and university students. This 69-hectare field station contains a diversity of field sites and facilities that support both aquatic and terrestrial research.

The ERC is located just north of Oxford, OH, approximately 2 miles from Miami University’s main campus (about 40 miles northwest of Cincinnati and about 100 miles southeast of Indianapolis). Follow St. Rt. 732N onto Somerville Rd (to the right). Stay on Somerville Rd. for about 1/2 mile. The ERC is located at the top of the hill to the right (the first driveway on the right side of the road).

About Miami University

Miami University is a residential university with faculty who are dedicated to learning and discovery. A liberal education core provides the foundation for the more specialized studies of the majors. Immersing students in both academic and co-curricular experiences has enabled Miami to achieve a top-tier national ranking among universities that provide the best student outcomes.

Founded in 1809, Miami’s name reflects the history of the Native American tribe that once inhabited the Miami Valley region of Ohio. Miami maintains strong ties with the Miami Tribe, now located in Oklahoma.

The main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio (35 miles north of Cincinnati). Regional locations include Hamilton, Middletown, West Chester, Ohio, and the European Center in Luxembourg.

Content from Ecological Research Center website and Miami University webpage