Latham and Cheatham Hall Facilities

Please see the gallery below to view the analytical facilities available to the Forest Soils and Hydrology Lab, including three separate laboratories (>2,000 sq. ft.) in the Latham Hall laboratory complex. Additional facilities, including the isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) lab (~600 sq. ft.) are available in the adjacent Cheatham Hall.

Other resources include centrifuges, drying ovens, walk-in refrigerators and freezers, growth chambers, greenhouses, field and bench-top meters (e.g., pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen), balances, hot plates, digest blocks, fume hoods, glassware, reagents, personal protective equipment, etc.).  Departmental collaborators also routinely provide access to laboratory- and field-deployable infrared gas analyzers (IRGA) and water autosamplers.

The department is well equipped with field tools (e.g., GPS units, shovels, augers, bulk density hammers) and maintains a facility to manufacture specialized equipment as needed.  Field campaigns are further supported by four-wheel drive vehicles parked on-site and reserved for departmental personnel.  Sample processing and preparation facilities are also available on-campus in a separate facility (~1,000 sq. ft.) complete with sieves, grinders, and a walk-in drying oven.

Facilities Gallery

Major analytical equipment (pictured below) includes:

  • Vista-MPX CCD Simultaneous ICP-OES
  • Shimadzu Nexis GC-2030 Gas Chromatograph
  • Shimadzu GC-2010 Gas Chromatograph
  • Mars 6 Microwave Digestion System
  • Elementar Vario Max CNS Elemental Analyzer
  • IsoPrime 100 Mass Spectrometer and Vario MICRO Cube Elemental Analyzer
  • Shimadzu TOC/TON Analyzer
  • Auto Analyzer III High Resolution Digital Colorimeter
  • TRAACS 2000 Auto Analyzer
  • Radiometer Titralab 865 Titrator
  • Elementar LiquiTOC
  • Perkin Elmer Microplate Scintillation & Luminescence Counter
  • Dionex Ion Chromatgraph

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