Environmental Laboratory (EL)

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Fighting invasive species

Don't squish these bugs! We're testing how Brazilian peppertree thrips fight the spread of an invasive species that destroys native plants.

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Inspiring the next generation

We welcomed 70 Boy Scouts to our Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg to camp onsite and learn about our technologies.

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Innovating with graphene

Graphene has exciting potential for technology. We're working with universities to explore it.

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Improving the Great Lakes

Harmful algal blooms are decreasing the water quality of the Great Lakes. We're using a test site in Ohio to find solutions for this issue.

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Highlighting women in STEM

Meet research biologist Nia Hurst and learn about her work in the Environmental Laboratory.

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Recruiting the best

We're excited to keep partnering with Alcorn State University to give their students the opportunities they need to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Welcome

At ERDC’s Environmental Laboratory (EL), we’re solving the environmental challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn about what we do and how you can join us.

News

ERDC researchers assess time-of-year restrictions for James River dredging
2/12/2024
Researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory (EL) are conducting field studies along the lower James River in Virginia to assess the...
ERDC researchers combat cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms
12/18/2023
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory (EL) recently completed field trials in Massachusetts and Connecticut, using germicidal ultraviolet light...
ERDC’s Environmental Laboratory’s graphene research leads to a collaboration with NASA
11/27/2023
Scientists and engineers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory (EL) are conducting research that could lead to sustaining and advancing...