Center for Ecological Research and Education
"The mission of the Center for Ecological Research and Education (CERE) is to provide a framework and shared instrumentation for collaborative research and education that connects the life, earth and social sciences within the broad nexus of ecological science, and to facilitate partnerships that engage ISU scientists with stakeholder groups and our community to co-produce understanding and address complex problems.”
CERE was established in 1989 to facilitate individual research in ecology, provide a framework for collaborative research and interdisciplicary teaching as well as through shared-use instrumentation and equipment. Other faculty, educators in the community and students often need access to equipment which may not be available in other laboratories. This web site is to help fill that need and to provide for collaboration opportunities between faculty, community partners, students and teachers with a focus on ecological problems.