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Our lab facilities support both student and faculty research, and include hands-on equipment used in physical geography and earth science courses. These labs provide the materials and facilities necessary for the physical, chemical, and biological analysis of soils and freshwater sediment cores. Students also have access to advanced field equipment for terrestrial and aquatic field mapping as well as obtaining soil and water samples.  Additional lab and field equipment are available through collaborators in the UWL RiverStudies Center and the UWL Archaeological Studies Program.

Paleoenvironmental Lab

This lab features a wide variety of field equipment for the collection and analysis of geologic and botanic samples.  Students have access to up-to-date scientific instruments for the study of sediment and biotic specimens towards the investigation and recreation of past and present environments. 

Soils Lab Student

Soils Lab

The Soils Lab provides all the equipment necessary to conduct in-depth soil analysis for both course work and research. 

Field Lab

The Field Lab contains a wide variety of surveying equipment to give students hands-on experience in physical geography and earth science courses, as well as for practical use in undergraduate research.  

If you have any questions about the lab or field equipment and facilities, please contact Dr. Colin Belby or Dr. Joan Bunbury