The Ecohydrology laboratories occupy over 300 m2 of space dedicated to modeling, biogeochemical experimentation, field sampling and environmental analysis. Research is organized into five experimental laboratories and one modeling laboratory. Our facilities allow us to investigate processes across a wide variety of spatio-temporal scales, from molecular interactions to regional biogeochemical cycles.
Learn more about the individual laboratories below. A list of major equipment is available on the Equipment List page.
For questions concerning the laboratory, please contact Marianne Vandergriendt.
Multi-Environmental Particle Analysis Laboratory (MEPAL)
Imaging and chemical plus mineralogical characterization of particulate samples, including sediments, soils, aerosols and cells.
Location: EIT 1007
Instruments: LDIR spectrometer, zeta potential analyzer, CHNS elemental analyzer, X-ray diffractometer (XRD), Table-top scanning electron microscope (SEM-EDS),...
Aqueous Analysis Laboratory (AAL)
Elemental composition and chemical speciation of aqueous, solid and gas solutions.
Location: PHY 223
Instruments: ICP-OES, Ion Chromatography, Gallery colourimetric discrete analyzer, greenhouse gas GC, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, water isotope analyzer,...
Critical Zone Experimental Laboratory (CZOEX)
CZOEX houses equipment and experimental setups that are used to measure the rates and mechanisms of biogeochemical processes
Location: PHY 222 and 227
Experimental setups: Bioreactors, custom soil columns, custom sediment flow-through reactors, environmental temperature-controlled incubation chambers, biogeophysics spectral induced polarization (SIP) equipment, isothermal microcalorimeter...