Photos:  Wisconsin Fast Plants (Paul Williams, UW-Madison), 13-lined ground squirrel (Rob Streiffer, UW-Madison) and Babcock cheese (Michael Forster Rothbart, UW-Madison).

The Biotron Laboratory offers controlled testing environments for academic and commercial clients in plant, animal, and materials research.

The Biotron is a one-of-a-kind research facility that has supported testing for NASA space probes, Antarctic drilling equipment, hibernating squirrels, and LED development for plant growth.  The Biotron provides controlled environments and climate-controlled greenhouses to support plant, animal, and materials research for university, non-profit, and commercial clients. Temperature, humidity, lighting, and plant watering regimens are scheduled and controlled to meet precise experimental setpoints. Room performance is continuously monitored and alarmed, and staff respond to critical deviations 24 hours per day.

The Biotron provides experienced greenhouse, animal-care, mechanical, and technical staff to ensure successful project development and support. The Biotron also provides laboratory and support spaces for preparation, procedures, harvesting, and other research activities.

Open House & Wi Sci Fest Friday Oct 23, 2015

Join us for Open House and Wi Science Festival on Friday, Oct 23, 2015 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.  Experience climate simulations of desert, tropics, tundra and prairie and visit our controlled environments and greenhouses.

Corn in greenhouse