Welcome to ERF
The University of Kentucky's
Ecological Research Facility (ERF) is a roughly 55-acre tract of
old farmland on the north side of Lexington Kentucky. Consisting
of old fields and artificial ponds, ERF is located in a
residential neighborhood between downtown Lexington and the
surrounding horse farms. ERF is host to a diverse assortment of
native, introduced and invasive species, and provides a field
site for several UK and extramural research scientists.
Beginning summer 2012, ERF will host a site based National
Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates
program on Suburban
Ecology and Invasive Species.