An up-close image of an underground cave.

Thriving Underground Ecosystems

Thriving ecosystems of microorganisms reside almost a mile under the Earth's surface.

A smooth green snake in someone's hand.

The Smooth Green Snake

The smooth green snake is a good ecosystem indicator of change.

A microscopic image of bacteria.

antibiotic research

Widespread antibiotic use contributes to bacteria being resistant to the drugs we use to combat them.

A hybrid species of thistle that is a cross between a Prairie Thistle and a Wavy Leaf Thistle

Interspecific hybridization

When different species are crossed hybrids are made.

Contact Info

Director of CCBR
Life Science Laboratory Map
Phone: 605-642-6854

Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799