Research at PLE

Researchers are a valuable component of PLE. Approximately one-third of our reseachers come from the University of Pittsburgh whereas the rest come from universities from around the United States. Some researchers are recent arrivals while other have been coming back for more than 25 years.

We are delighted to have such a vibrant research community and our efforts to improve the research and housing facilities have resulted in tremendous of the research mission of PLE. During the past 6 years, the amount of research (measured in user days) has fluctuated as research groups have fluctuated in the length of time they stay and the sizes of the labs groups each summer. We will be adding two new investigators in 2014. As a result, PLE research user days are predicted to continue growing for the next several years.

If interested in conducting research at PLE, a Research Use Agreement is to be completed by each grad student, post-doc, and faculty member. This is necessary to maintain high quality research, PLE records, and meet the needs of current and future researchers at PLE.


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Research facilities

Research housing & dining options

Research grants

Data management

Climate Records