ISU Paleolimnology Laboratory

The ISU Paleolimnology Laboratory is a large laboratory space located in room 168 of the Science Building.

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Limnologic Field Equipment

  • Livingstone/Bolivia and Griffith sediment corers with 10 (1.5 m) core rods
  • HTH surface sediment corer
  • 5-person inflatable Saturn boat
  • 3-person inflatable Zodiak boat
  • Aluminum 3-person johnboat
  • Electric motor
  • 5 m portable modular coring platform
  • 2 YSI devices for Analyzing Salinity, DO, Temperature, and pH
  • 1 research grade 20 micron mesh plankton net, 2 student plankton nets
  • Digital depth finder
  • Secchi disks
  • 2.2 liter verticle beta water sampler
  • 2 Flowatch digital current / air velocity meters
  • 6 invertebrate stream nets

Sample Preparation Equipment

  •  Fume hood
  • A large (3.8m long) core description table
  • A drying oven
  • A centrifuge
  • Sink with aspirator
  • Freezer and refrigerator space
  • Hot plates
  • Stirring plate
  • Vortex
  • Slide warmer
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Sample Analysis Equipment

  • 1 Zeiss Primostar student research transmitted light microscope with 100-1000x magnification
  • Access to 8 Olympus transmitted light microscopes with 100 - 1000x magnification
  • Access to 1 Leica DM2500 with DIC and Phase Contrast with a 5 megapixel camera
  • Diatom, Algal, and Protozoan taxonomic libraries in the microscope/counting area
  • Cole-Parmer 2700 pH/Con benchtop meter with probes for nitrate, ammonium, potassium, and phosphorus