The Department of Biology's
AVIAN RESEARCH FACILITY
at the University of Mississippi Field Station
The Avian Research Facility (ARF) is a large pole barn aviary built
by the Department of Biology at a secluded location on the field station.
Dr. Buchholz directs the use of the facilty. The aviary is divided into
two sections: a large free-flight cage approximately 8' tall, 90'
long. 20' wide, and 32 individual pens that are 8' tall, 6' long, 4' wide.
Cement walkways surround the pens, which have a river gravel substrate.
The roof of the aviary keeps the pens dry, but they are exposed to daily
fluctuations in ambient temperature, sunlight and wind. There are
ground fault protected electrical outlets, incandescent lighting, and potable
pressurized well water.
At this time the ARF is used exclusively for research on the behavior,
genetics, endocrinology, parasitology and immunology of the wild turkey
(Meleagris gallopavo). In the future, research consistent
with on-going projects, facility limitations, and the requirements of the
Department of Biology and the University of MS Field Station, will be considered.
Contact Dr. Buchholz (email@example.com) for more information about on-going
projects or the possible use of the facility.
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