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UH Coastal Center

Home of the Texas Institute for Coastal Prairie Research and Education

Contact Us


Dr. Steven Pennings

Faculty Website

Contact Steve if you have general questions, specific ecological work, or want to conduct research at UHCC.

Dr. Guoquan (Bob) Wang

Assistant Director
Faculty Webpage

Contact Bob if you have questions specifically about geophysical work at UHCC.

Dr. Kerri Crawford

Assistant Director
Faculty Website

Dr. Martin A. Nuñez

Assistant Director
Faculty Website

Evelyn L. Merz

Program Director

Contact Evelyn for public tours, restoration questions, seed collecting, and volunteer activities.

Tim Becker

Site Manager

Contact Tim for on-site assistance only after you’ve been cleared to work at the UHCC by Steve or Bob.

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Physical Address

5721 Highway 2004
La Marque, TX 77568

NOTE: This is not a mailing address.

The University of Houston Coastal Center is located on the north side of State Highway 6 and west of FM 2004. The entrance is on FM 2004 just south of the dog track, at 29°23’26.96” N, 95°1’51.95” W. Your map software may have trouble finding the entrance using the street address alone.

Driving Directions

From I-45 heading south, take exit 15 (1764 and 2004). Continue through the light on the frontage road, and turn right on 2004. Pass the dog track on your right. Look for the UHCC sign and entrance on your right, immediately after you pass the dog track and kennels.