Modern research laboratories and high-end technology in the Trani Center support faculty and student research ranging from molecular biology to ecosystem dynamics. The Center for Environmental Studies is housed in the Trani Center and is closely allied with the department’s research and instructional activities. Also supporting research are the Trani Center greenhouse, an aquatics facility with numerous freshwater and marine tanks and an animal facility maintained and supervised by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. The Environmental Technologies Laboratory provides students and faculty access to the latest hardware and software for environmental remote sensing, geographic information systems, and other ecoinformatics applications. The Mass Spectrometry Center, located adjacent to the Trani Center, provides additional support for proteomics and biotechnology research.