The Pinelands Field Station Main Office
The Pinelands Field Station Main Office (Photo: Gary Colyer Jr.)
Dr. Henry John-Alder
The Pinelands Field Station Director Dr. Henry John-Alder Examines a Lizard

The Rutgers University Pinelands Field Station is a live-in biological research station providing easy access to a wide range of ecosystems in the New Jersey Pine Barrens for research projects and field study in university courses.

Dr. Henry John-Alder is the new Director of the field station.  

The station hosts a number of graduate students, undergraduate students and affiliated researchers from the Rutgers community as well as from many other universities.  The U.S. Forest Service also conducts research at the station.

Located in Silas Little Experimental Forest, the station became formally affiliated with the Rutgers University Division of Pinelands Research in 1985.  Its facilities include laboratories, a greenhouse and growth chambers, a meeting room, a workshop and a dormitory. A weather station is also located on the property.

Please contact the station director for more information or if you are interested in visiting us.