Past Locations



FBQ students have the opportunity to experience doing field research in a wide variety of settings, from domestic to international, and in habitats including marine, desert, savannah, and rainforest. Internationally, student research is facilitated by infrastructure supplied by local research stations. Domestically, FBQ takes advantage of the University of California's extensive network of reserves. Some of the sites are highlighted below.



Past locations of the Field Biology Quarter include:

  • Fowlers Gap research station in New South Wales, Australia
  • University of California Bodega Marine Laboratory, Bodega Bay, California
  • Sonoran Desert and the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab
  • Jervis Bay, Australia
  • Santa Cruz Island/Granite Mountains
  • Mpala Research Centre Ranch and Conservancy, Kenya
  • Mojave Desert / Nicaragua
  • Granite Mountains/Santa Cruz Island
  • Lameshur Bay, St John US Virgin Islands
  • Neotropical Rainforest - Central or South America
  • Lameshur Bay, St. John US Virgin Islands
  • Kibale, Uganda
  • Refugio Bartola, Nicaragua
  • Local - James Reserve in the San Jacinto Mountains and Santa Cruz Island
  • University of Belize - Calabash Caye Field/Marine Station
  • African Rainforest
  • Wrigley Marine Science Center - Catalina Island
  • Moorea, French Polynesia - UC Gump Field Station
  • Lowland Caribbean Rainforest, Nicaragua
  • Queensland, Australia
  • California Research Locations
  • Cocha Cashu Biological Station, Manú National Park, Peru
  • Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuador
  • Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve


"The experience has left me with tomes of pleasant memories. Never will I forget the color of the metallic blue ants that made their home in the seemingly barren landscape. The birdsong of the galah is still fresh in my mind. In addition to the occasional emu running around the outback, we would come face to face with kangaroos in the wild on a daily basis...As students we crafted bonds with our professors, our peers and most importantly - our environment. The experience left us with a profound appreciation for our surroundings."

Hemesh Patel, Australia FBQ