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School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
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School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
  • Research


Advancing research through the power of community.

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) and New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) are the cornerstones of agricultural research and environmental protection in the state of New Jersey. Focusing on interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research, we are committed to studying how human and environmental health intersects with creating a healthy and sustainable future. We strive to gain an understanding of our physical world by developing multi-dimensional solutions using our labs, farms, business incubators, and marine stations across the Garden State.

Research Areas - Dedicated Research

Our focus is nourishing our communities, protecting our environment, and forging a prosperous future. These pillars of research are supported by collaboration and driven by discovery that underpins the environmental vitality of New Jersey and beyond.

A scientist looking at test tubes.

Research Impact - Cultivating Change

We propel our research findings into action, directly tackling real-world issues that inspire and educate our community. Our passion ignites scientific revolutions that leave a lasting impact on New Jersey residents, establishing a relationship based on reliability and trust.

Offshore wind turbines.

The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station - Nurturing Innovation

Rutgers is New Jersey’s only land-grant institution and is committed to serving the state’s needs through quality research and community outreach. The New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station aims to strengthen the quality of life for New Jersey communities through the development of practical solutions to emerging obstacles in agriculture, fisheries, food, natural resources, the environment, and public health.

People working in a garden.

Student Research - Growing Futures

We are dedicated to giving students the skills, resources, and mentorship to excel in the world of scientific and agricultural research. Through partnerships with research centers and the ability to obtain research grants, we provide unparalleled opportunities for students to embark on their research journeys.

A student and a professor in a lab.

Centers & Facilities - Where Research Blooms

Our 40+ research centers and farms across the state allow for continuous scientific advancement and achievement that reaches communities across New Jersey and beyond.

Basil plants in a greenhouse.

Resources for Faculty & Staff - Fruits of Your Labor

SEBS and NJAES are dedicated to encouraging transformative research among Rutgers faculty and staff through supporting their research, academic, and creative ventures.

Cranberries being harvested.

By the Numbers

Top 100
World's most innovative universities


Enrolled graduate students
$41.3 Million
Federal grants & contracts funding received