Discover the World of Environmental Science at SREL

The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) invites you to explore the forefront of ecological research and education. Established in 1951 by Dr. Eugene Odum, a pioneer in modern ecology, SREL has grown into a leading research facility dedicated to advancing our understanding of environmental sciences.

Your Visit: What to Expect

As you step into our world, you’ll encounter diverse research facilities, each contributing to our mission of ecological study and environmental stewardship. From our state-of-the-art Low-Dose Irradiation and Aquatic Animal Holding Facilities to our innovative Molecular Genetic Laboratories, SREL is a treasure trove of scientific inquiry. Whether you are here as a student, on a public tour, or a visiting scholar, we invite you to learn about SREL’s mission and vision of being a leader in ecology and environmental science.