Our laboratories are equipped with fume hoods, two systems to provide high-quality purified water suitable for chemical sample processing, drying ovens, a muffle furnace, balances, pH meters, a spectrophotometer, fluorometer, gas chromatographs configured for greenhouse gas analysis, and a liquid scintillation counter. A set of three light-and temperature-controlled incubators are available for experimental projects and culture maintenance. We have 6 dissecting and 2 compound microscope stations. Two dissecting scopes are equipped with a digital camera and computerized measurement and counting system. A Zeiss inverted microscope is equipped for epifluorescence. The laboratory has a series of large fiberglass holding tanks, four 75-gallon fiberglass aquaria, assorted small aquaria, and a controlled-temperature incubation system for primary production measurements. Portable generators and pumps allow the use of holding tanks at remote sites throughout the region. In addition, a wide variety of other analytical equipment is available on the Madison campus.
Common use areas are to be maintained by the users. Each common use area is assigned a staff member to help with concerns that arise.
The following people are in charge of specific areas:
Scope rooms: Pam Montz
Chem. Lab(rm 208): Tim Meinke and Ken Morrison
Wet Lab(downstairs): Pam Montz
Staging area (downstairs): John Vehrs
Gear room: Pam Montz and Tim Meinke
Scuba area: Noah Lottig and Carol Warden
GC room (rm 117): Noah Lottig
Plant workroom (rm 121): Susan Knight
Scintillation Counter and Incubators (rm 123): Tim Meinke and John Vehrs
Spectrophometer (rm 125): Tim Meinke
Buoy Room (Rm 122): Ken Morrison and Tim Meinke
Primary Productivity Lab (rm 109): Tim Meinke
House of Lords: Alex Latzka and Carol Warden
Garage: John Vehrs and Mike Pecore
Acid Shack,(workshop): Mike Pecore and Zach Lawson
For further information contact Pam Fashingbauer.