Laelatu Biology Station
The University of Tartu’s Laelatu Biology Station in Läänemaa was opened on October 23, 2015.
The protected wooded meadow represents a unique historical landscape in the Baltic Sea region for its extraordinary biodiversity – plant surveys and experiments have been conducted here for over 50 years. This modern research facility offers new opportunities to study this rare community, by being affiliated with an international network of research stations, and by fostering the development of important applied research.
The Laelatu Biology Station belongs to a network of research stations - the Estonian Environmental Observatory within the framework of the Estonian Research Infrastructures Roadmap. The Laelatu Biology Station is also part of the Puhtu-Laelatu research complex, which is being developed by the University of Tartu and the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
The new research station replaces the station that burnt down in 2007. In the interim years, only fieldwork was done at Laelatu.