Research activities within the Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies (TRIES) focus on the study of ecosystem dynamics and environmental stability. The Institute hosts and supports leading researchers in environmental science and provides opportunities for acquiring external funding to support innovative research programs. The Institute also maintains and operates a state-of-the-art laboratory that serves both the University and the surrounding community.
Specific research activities at the Institute include environmental water quality and development of methods for reclaiming wastewater; wetland ecology, conservation and restoration; management of endangered and invasive species; environmental toxicology; environmental stressors and endocrine disruption; climate change and environmental monitoring; and general studies in environmental biology and urban ecology.
For more information, please visit the TRIES website at http://www.shsu.edu/dept/tries/.