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Welcome to the Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies
Sam Houston State University - A Member of the Texas State University Sysytem




The Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies (TRIES) is a research facility dedicated to the pursuit and dissemination of scientific discovery through innovative research and to the growth of unique educational opportunities for both faculty and students at Sam Houston State University. 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 analytical laboratory which serves both the University and the surrounding community.

Research activities within the Institute focus on the study of ecosystem dynamics and environmental stability. By understanding the holistic factors that influence environmental stability, we can better understand how to conserve species and manage the sustainability of natural resources. Specific research activities at the Institute include: environmental water quality and development of methods for reclaiming waste water; 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. While in keeping with the mission of TRIES (Innovative Research and Discovery for a Sustainable Future), the specific areas of research are driven by the research interests and expertise of its scientists. Thus, TRIES welcomes the involvement and addition of innovative and talented scientists dedicated to this noble mission of TRIES.



The History of TRIES


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