College of Arts and Sciences

Environmental Resources Center

The mission of the Environmental Resources Center is to promote the understanding and conservation of the natural resources of the region through scientific research, educational opportunities and outreach.

The ERC is a local, environmentally-focused organization with substantial research capacity unburdened by mandates and jurisdictional boundaries for its operation. As such we can provide objective guidance, explore solutions, and work to bridge gaps in mission and communication.

Fort Wayne and vicinity have a rich heritage of natural resources, most obviously the rivers coursing through the area, but also parks, forests, and wetlands. A diversity of plant and animal wildlife lives year-round or traverses through during various migrations. Water and soil are also sources of natural wealth in the area. All of these natural resources are embedded in a landscape variably dominated by agricultural, urban and residential development. It is thus in this interplay of nature and human activity that we conduct our activities.

For more information, see the center's website.

Environmental Resources Center
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Director: Bruce Kingsbury
Office: Science Building, Room G56
Phone: (260) 481-5755
Fax: (260) 481-6087
E-Mail: kingsbur@ipfw.edu