The Mount Holyoke College campus offers a diversity of ecosystems and provides a year-round outdoor classroom and a landscape rich in history, infrastructure and culture. The Campus Living Laboratory Initiative (CLLI) cultivates opportunities for students across disciplines to apply their classroom experiences through place and project-based learning and faculty-mentored independent research that uses this exceptional natural and built campus landscape.

The resources and facilities encompassed by the Campus Living Lab (CLL) include 15 permanent sampling stations along College waterways, 5 weather stations in distinct ecological sites, the Botanic Garden, the Restoration Ecology Program’s Project Stream, a historical atlas and all of the College’s sustainability infrastructure.

The data are split into three sub-communities: Sustainability, Environmental Monitoring, Environmental History. An additional sub-community features faculty publications as they pertain to the College campus.

Sub-communities within this community

  • Environmental History

    Explore to learn more about the physical, scientific, and cultural uses of the campus throughout history.
  • Environmental Monitoring

    Explore to learn more about Project Stream, long-term environmental monitoring, student research, and other projects.
  • Faculty Publications

    All faculty publications in which the MHC campus was used as a field site are housed in this sub-community.
  • Sustainability

    Explore to learn about energy use, waste management initiatives, water use on campus and other projects.

Recent Submissions

  • 2002-2015 Deciduous 

    Bledzki, Leszek
    Weather monitoring data were collected with the Davis weather station during years (2002-2009) and Onset Hobo – 2003. The Davis station recorded a variety of parameters including the following: barometric pressure, ...
  • 2002-2015 Hemlock 

    Bledzki, Leszek
    Weather monitoring data were collected with the Davis weather station during years (2002-2009) and Onset Hobo – 2003. The Davis station recorded a variety of parameters including the following: barometric pressure, ...
  • 2002-2015 Open 

    Bledzki, Leszek
    Weather monitoring data were collected with the Davis weather station during years (2002-2009) and Onset Hobo – 2003. The Davis station recorded a variety of parameters including the following: barometric pressure, ...
  • 1999-2015 Clapp-Library 

    Bledzki, Leszek
    Weather monitoring data were collected with the Davis weather station (Davis Instruments Vantage Pro) mounted on the roof of Clapp Laboratory (1999-2002) and on the roof of Williston Library since 2003. The station recorded ...
  • 2002 Water Quality Data II 

    Bledzki, Leszek
    Continuous monitoring of water quality (using YSI 66000) from 7/3/2002 to 9/1/2002 at sites: 4 - Cat House, 5 - Lower Lake and 6 - below the Lower Lake. Data was collected with the help of Dr. Peter Houlihan. The YSI 66000 ...
  • 2002 Water Quality Data 

    Bledzki, Leszek
    Continuous monitoring of water quality (using YSI 66000) from 10/01/2002 to 11/25/2002 above the Cathouse Dam. The YSI 66000 collects information such as temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, pH, blue/green algae ...