Did you know the skin disease known as Ringworm is not caused by a worm, but by a microscopic fungus?


Did you know that the term “Biological Resources” refers to the genetic diversity found throughout the living components of ecosystems that have direct or indirect value to humanity.


Did you know there are microorganisms that live over a mile beneath the Earth’s surface?



Thriving Underground Ecosystems

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

The Smooth Green Snake

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


antibiotic research

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


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