Welcome to the Southern Appalachian Environmental Research and Education Center (SAEREC), a member center of Appalachian State University's Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics (RIEEE).

SAEREC membership is made up of an affiliation of researchers at Appalachian State University and their collaborators within the RIEEE. SAEREC addresses a broad range of research issues concerned with environmental issues facing the Southern Appalachian Mountains, ranging from biodiversity and conservation, ecological restoration, air quality, land use change, and regional climate change impacts. Research is initiated by individual researchers and involves both faculty and graduate and undergraduate students. Collaborations with faculty at other institutions are encouraged, as well as with government institutions.