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The Louis Calder Center - Biological Field Station

Calder Center Buildings

The Louis Calder Center
is the biological field station of Fordham University. The Calder Center supports scientific and interdisciplinary research in ecology, evolution, and conservation. The station is in close proximity to New York City, providing opportunities to study the connections between human actions and the changing landscape in laboratories integrated within a field environment. We provide hands-on education for students of diverse backgrounds and academic levels. Our researchers engage the broader community in scientific understanding of the environment

The Louis Calder Center was established in 1967 and consists of 113 forested acres with a 10 acre lake. The Louis Calder Center is one of the few field stations in North America with relatively undisturbed communities near a large urban center. The Center is located 25 miles north of New York City.

View of New York City skyline from Calder Hall.

View of New York City Skyline from Calder Hall


The Aero-Allergen Monitoring Station

Fordham Tick Index

Water Quality Monitoring StationWater Quality Monitoring Station

Live Webcam
Calder Lake from lakeside lodge

Member, Organization of Biological Field Stations

Supported by National Science Foundation


Louis Calder Center

The Calder Center and these web pages are supported in part by the National Science Foundation program for the Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML)

Louis Calder Center
Biological Field Station
Fordham University
53 Whippoorwill Road
Armonk, NY 10504

Phone: 914-273-3078, ext. 10
Fax: 914-273-2167
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