Great Lakes Center

Science and Math Complex (SAMC) 319 and Porter Avenue, Buffalo
(716) 878-4329

The Great Lakes Center brings together more than 25 affiliated faculty members from eight academic departments at Buffalo State to conduct research in aquatic ecology, fisheries, environmental toxicology and chemistry, urban ecology, watershed dynamics, and environmental education.

The center consists of a complex of laboratories on the main campus and an aquatic research laboratory on a 4.5-acre site at the junction of Lake Erie and the Niagara River. The Great Lakes Center also maintains two 28-foot vessels, a 25-foot heavy lifting work boat, several Boston Whalers, an electrofishing boat, jon-boats, and a number of smaller boats for near-shore work, as well as a variety of sampling instruments.