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Environmental Laboratory

U.S. Army Environmental Laboratory (EL), Vicksburg, Miss.

Researchers at EL examine invasive species.
 Researchers at EL examine invasive species.


EL provides solutions to environmental challenges for the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense and the Nation through environmental science and engineering research and development.

Service and Support

Our researchers in the Environmental Laboratory conduct research in ecosystem science and technology, environmental resiliency, environmental sensing, ecological modeling and forecasting, risk and decision science, environmentally sustainable material, systems biology, climate change, and environmental security.  We partner with other government agencies, academia and industry to solve complex environmental systems problems. We provide solutions to environmental systems challenges worldwide, including:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Aquatic and wetland ecosystems
  • Chemistry, cleanup and remediation
  • Dredging and dredged material management
  • Fate and effects
  • Geospatial analysis and mapping
  • Hazardous/toxic waste assessment and cleanup
  • Invasive and threatened/endangered species
  • Molecular ecology
  • Modeling and ecosystem restoration
  • Risk assessment, sensing and monitoring
  • Stewardship/recreation and benefits analysis
  • Unexploded ordnance detection and ordnance management
  • Wetlands technology


Dr. Beth Fleming

Director: Dr. Beth Fleming

Deputy Director: Dr. Jack E. Davis 


Ecosystem Evaluation and Engineering Division

  • Aquatic Ecology and Invasive Species Branch
  • Ecological Resources Branch
  • Environmental Systems Branch
  • Wetlands and Coastal Ecology Branch

Environmental Processes and Engineering Division

  • Environmental Chemistry Branch
  • Environmental Engineering Branch
  • Environmental Processes Branch
  • Environmental Risk Assessment Branch
  • Water Quality and Contaminant Modeling Branch  

Facilities and Products

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EL fact sheet

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Contact Information

Public Affairs:, 601-634-3188

General Contact Information:, 601-636-3111

U.S. Army Environmental Laboratory
3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS 39180-6199
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