Queen's University Biological Station

The Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS) is one of the premier scientific field stations in Canada. For almost 70 years, researchers and students have gathered at QUBS to conduct leading-edge research and participate in courses spanning ecology, evolution, conservation, geography, and environmental science.

Eco-Adventure staff working virtually

Zoom image of Eco-Adventure staff inviting campers

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced all of us, including Eco-Adventure Camp counsellors, to work virtually. 

Arnott Lab Displays Open House 2019

Shelley Arnott Lab Displays Open House 2019

Members of Dr. Shelley Arnott's lab showcasing their research at the 2019 QUBS Open House.

Opeongo High School visit 2019

Opeongo High School visit

Opeongo High School excursion to swallow grids with QUBS Director emeritus Raleigh J. Robertson.

Danielle and Brooke

Danielle and Brooke working at Long Lake

Danielle and Brooke attending to their mesocosms at Long Lake

Carleton research vessel

Carleton research vessel

Carleton research vessel at sunrise.

Herbarium volunteers

Volunteers in the Fowler Herbarium

Stella Cowley, John Greenhorn, and Donna Greenhorn with Dr. Adriana Lopez-Villalobos, Data & Collections Manager.

Kestrel with Tree Swallows

Kestrel with Tree Swallows

Summer intern Kestrel talking about her tree swallow work with nest boxes.

February 4, 2017: Biology 202 students visit QUBS

Biology 202 students on Lake Opinicon

Biology 202 students sampling through the ice on Lake Opinicon

Fish radiotracking

Fish radiotracking

Fish radiotracking

Reptile display tent

Reptile display tent at the QUBS Open House

Reptile display tent at the QUBS Open House, June 2015. (Photo by Greg Black)

Bill Halliday and Ashley Bramwell showing a snake

Bill Halliday and Ashley Bramwell showing a snake to one of our Open House 2015 guests.

Bill Halliday and Ashley Bramwell showing a snake to one of our Open House 2015 guests. (Photo by Greg Black)

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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update 2020-06-24: We continue to monitor the global COVID-19 crisis and to respond to guidance and imperatives from Queen's University and local and provincial public health authorities.

We are providing limited overnight accommodations only to individuals conducting university-approved essential field research at QUBS. Until such time as government and university guidelines permit, the kitchen will be closed and access to common buildings limited (Main lodge and the library). Following physical distancing guidelines, users will be assigned independent cabins with separate washrooms and access to cooking facilities so that individuals may provide for themselves.

We also encourage university-approved users to access our land base each day from home, packing their own bagged lunch.

We will not be hosting gatherings in 2020, including field courses, large workshops and other such meetings. Please explore our website and social media platforms for virtual outreach events and activities we are hosting throughout the summer.

Please contact us if you wish to pursue research on QUBS land base. We can provide links to the appropriate forms and a copy of the detailed QUBS COVID-19 safety protocol, and will answer any questions you may have. Note that our plans and actions may change as the situation unfolds. Here is a link to COVID-19 resources at Queen's:  https://www.queensu.ca/covidinfo/

Should you have questions regarding activities at QUBS please contact our Senior Manager Sonia Nobrega, Operations Managers of our two campuses, Aaron Zolderdo (Opinicon) and Adam Morcom (Elbow Lake), or QUBS Director Stephen Lougheed. Please check back regularly for the latest updates.

Please check back regularly for the latest updates.

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