SABEC Activities

Southern Appalachian Biodiversity and Ecology Center (SABEC)

Trillium FlowerThe Southern Appalachian Biodiversity and Ecology Center (SABEC) promotes collaboration within Western Carolina University, with Highlands Biological Station, and with other regional institutions in education, research, and outreach focused on ecology and biotic diversity in the mountain ecosystems of western North Carolina and surrounding areas.

Biology and natural resources management faculty, WCU graduate and undergraduate students, regional organizations, scientists at other institutions, and teachers in regional public schools participate in SABEC activities.

waterfallSABEC activities include research grant proposals, collaboration with public schools, student research projects, and collaboration with institutions such as the N.C. Natural History Museum.

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To contact us:

Department of Biology
132 Natural Science
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC  28734

Phone: 828-227-7246
Fax: 828-227-7066


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