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The San Diego Field Station is the site of research on golden eagles, endangered amphibians and reptiles, and more. Click on the "Science" tab for a comprehensive summary of this study site's projects.

Southern California is a region characterized by both unparalleled natural biodiversity and an enormous human population whose continued growth and expansion threaten many native species and habitats. As a result, this region has more endangered and threatened species than any other area in the continental United States, and once extensive natural communities have been reduced to mere remnants. It is thus essential to manage biodiversity in remaining habitats while providing opportunities for other appropriate uses of the land. 

The San Diego Field Station, created in 1992, is located on the campus of San Diego State University. Field station scientists collaborate with faculty in the Biology and Geography departments in conducting research related to endangered species ecology, population genetics, conservation planning, and preserve design and assessment. They supervise graduate students in vertebrate ecology and evolutionary biology, and offer traineeships providing experience in conservation research.