Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York


The field station has state-of-the-art equipment, research library, greenhouses, and housing in close proximity to organisms in the field. These facilities are available for research and educational programs for students, faculty, and visiting scientists.

McCarthy Laboratories The McCarthy Laboratories:
The McCarthy Labs are housed in a 2,900 square foot wood-framed buildiing on Calder Lake. The laboratories include a complete analytical chemistry area, microscope lab, offices, and animal care room. The laboratories are also equipped with growth chambers, a nutrient autoanalyzer, gas chromatograph, high performance liquid chromatograph, carbon-nitrogen analyzer, fluorescence and phase microscopes, spectrophotometers, autoclaves, electronic balances, and a complete array of sampling gear.
Calder Hall Calder Hall:
Calder Hall is a 13,000 square foot, 27-room stone mansion, which was formerly the Calder Family residence, built in the early 1900's. Today it is used as an educational and research facility with modern workspaces and full ADA / wheelchair access. It contains two seminar rooms, research library, herbarium, insect collection, research laboratories and staff offices for four faculty members, student study area, a full kitchen and dining area, and guest rooms for visiting scientists.
The two large, temperature-controlled greenhouses are used for plant and aquatic ecology experiments. Our most recently constructed greenhouse has an automatic irrigation and lighting system. Two 1000-gallon cisterns collect rainwater for use in the greenhouse.
Routh House Routh House:
The Routh House is a five-bedroom brick building constructed by Joseph Routh in the 1970's. Joseph Routh donated funds to Fordham University to establish an endowment in support of the research station. The Vector Ecology laboratories are located in the Routh House.
Lakeside Lodge Lakeside Lodge:
This turn-of-the-century, 2,600 square foot log cabin is located on the south shore of Calder Lake. One of the original buildings on the property, this building is fully winterized and serves as the main administrative office and mailroom for the Calder Center. The lodge also houses a lunch room, computer facilities, and a quiet study area for students. The ground floor provides an equipment storage area, a lake-connected boathouse, and an on-the-spot teaching laboratory. An outside dock, adjacent to the Lodge, also provides boat access to Calder Lake.
ELF Tanks Experimental Lake Facility:
The field station maintains a lakewater-fed experimental lake facility consisting of 26 large (5400 L) mesocosms used for experimental studies on trophic interactions and biogeochemistry. The ELF tanks are used by researchers and instructors.
Calder Cabin Calder Cabin:
On-site housing in a 3,800-square-foot, 2-story log cabin located on 2 acres of the 113-acre research facility. The cabin can accommodate up to 12 residents. There are 12 bedrooms; each supplied with a bed, dresser and desk with chair. There are 2 bathrooms and a washer and dryer on each floor. A furnished common room is located on the second floor. The kitchen includes 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 refrigerators, 2 ovens w/stovetops and 2 microwaves. Adjacent to the kitchen is a dining area that can seat up to 12 people.

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