Lacawac Biological Field Station
Lacawac Sanctuary is an independent, non-profit biological field station and nature preserve located in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania known globally from international participation in workshops on cutting edge sensors for lake research. Research at Lacawac is increasing, particularly research projects and workshops focused on automated buoy systems, sensors, ecological observatory network (EON) approaches, lakes as climate sentinels, and coupling these topics with novel optical water metrics.
Lacawac Sanctuary has a long history of supporting limnological research on UV impacts to pelagic communities and ecosystems, the development of novel dissolved organic matter optical metrics, and as a site to test emerging sensors, sensor platforms, and sensor techniques. Lacawac as a field station is becoming a regional research and training hub for the EON’s. Lacawac is a site member of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network and is dedicated to organizing and hosting an annual international sensor training workshop (Lacawac Ecological Observatory Workshop), and is committed to providing a site and resources for researchers and educators to accomplish EON-related projects.
Lacawac Sanctuary is a natural living laboratory for field-based research and education. Composed of 545 acres along the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Lacawac encompasses protected native terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Lacawac’s field station is composed of:
Research conducted at Lacawac has been reported in a broad spectrum of scientific journals over the years. Currently there are more than 100 published papers focused on projects based at Lacawac. For more information on specific published papers, refer to the Publications Page