In 1930-31 the U.S. Fisheries Experimental Station was established in Leetown, West Virginia, and was operated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Fisheries, Division of Fish Culture and Division of Scientific Inquiry. The Center is currently headquartered in Leetown, West Virginia, on approximately 466 acres in the “Eastern Panhandle” region of West Virginia, approximately 70 miles west of Washington, DC. Main role of the institution is to supply of cold-water springs, extensive water holding and distribution systems, and modern research pond facility which provide outstanding support for the conduct of a wide variety of aquatic research. It offers Graduate students all over the world submit dissertations and thesis to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. In addition, researchers can cross-search this trusted repository of graduate research which also includes curated collections of scholarly journals, eBooks, news content, reports, working papers and more. ProQuest provides multi-disciplinary research resources that support academic and professional success. The broad area of research is Aquatic Ecology, the Branch conducts science for ecological conservation at a landscape scale. Here include genetics and genomics, landscape ecology, stream fish ecology, GIS and remote sensing, and statistical modelling. This Center of excellence for Biological Science conducting research needed to restore, maintain, enhance, and protect aquatic and terrestrial organism and their supporting ecosystem.