Two new Biogeography Laboratories offer advanced facilities for the study of recent and long-term environmental history and vegetation change through analysis of lake sediment and/or tree rings. Equipment resources include refrigerated storage, computers, several Leica compound microscopes with digital imaging capability used in paleoecological research, a Colinvaux-Vohnout Sediment Coring system, Fume Hood, isotemp Furnace, and a Velmex tree-ring measurement system used in dendrochronological analysis.
Our new Physical Geography Lab includes equipment for soil sampling, sample desiccation and microscopic viewing.
The Department’s GIS Laboratory offers a full range of XP workstation for classes and for research, including specialized systems for GIS, cartography, and remote sensing. Software packages include the complete suite of desktop and workstation ArcGIS, ArcEngine, Surfer, MapObjects, Trimble GPS Pathfinder, IDRISI Andes, ERDAS IMAGINE, ENVI/IDL, and eCognition.