W.K. Kellogg Biological Station


The Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) is Michigan State University's largest off-campus education complex and one of North America's premier inland field stations.

Located between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Michigan (about 65 miles or 105 km from the main campus), the 4,065-acre station includes Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Farm, the Kellogg Biological Laboratories, the KBS Conference Center, Extension and Outreach offices and the Lux Arbor Reserve. The nearby Kellogg Experimental Forest is closely affiliated with KBS.

World renowned for its contributions to ecological science and evolutionary biology, the Station is home to one of the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research sites, and is committed to science and ecology education, conservation of natural resources and sustainable agriculture research and demonstration.

The station is administered through the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Natural Science.

KBS's mission is focused on research and education in ecology and evolutionary biology and its applicatin to sustainable agriculture and conservation.  KBS fulfills many aspects of the land grant mission of the University by integrating research, graduate and undergraduate education and outreach.

Overview of Habitats


Streams and Rivers


Forests and Fields

Geology and Soils

Landuse and Agriculture