Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS)

Mountain Lake Biological Station is a full-service residential field station located atop Salt Pond Mountain in the southern Appalachians of southwest Virginia. Programs include summer field courses, Research Experiences for Undergraduates, numerous faculty-driven research projects, scientific meetings, outreach activities, and more. An average high-season day at MLBS hosts 50-100 people, including undergraduate and graduate students, research faculty from around the world, and family members. Everyone in the community works, eats, and lives together everyday, integrating research and mentorship in the truest sense of a Jeffersonian “academical village.”
Contacts: Eric Nagy,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 43aabda7-b594-4fd9-9924-bb1fd5fa329c
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Eric Nagy
Collection Statistics
  • 811 specimen records
  • 421 (52%) georeferenced
  • 383 (47%) with images (582 total images)
  • 757 (93%) identified to species
  • 61 families
  • 134 genera
  • 201 species
  • 210 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics