Ecology Lab Equipment

 
 

Plus an extensive library of field guides and books.

Loan Guideline: The Ecology Laboratory equipment is available to all individuals in ENV for academic & learning purposes only, with priority given to assigned course activities. All equipment must be signed out with a WATcard. The equipment can be borrowed for a maximum of two weeks. If an equipment booking needs to be extended or renewed as it relates to course work, additional approval by Lab staff will be required. The borrowing period may be reduced in order to accommodate course needs.

If equipment is damaged or condition of the equipment is not suitable for re-use upon return, the borrower assumes full financial liability to either repair or replace the equipment to its original condition (at the Ecology lab manager’s discretion). In the event that the equipment is lost, stolen or irretrievable, the borrower assumes full financial responsibility to cover the replacement of the equipment. In addition, a service indicator will be placed on the student’s quest account until the situation is resolved.

All equipment loans are ultimately at the discretion of the Lab Manager.

Field Equipment Inventory

Soil

Collage of field equipment for soils

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Bulk Density Rings
Eckman Dredges
Four-Way Soil Analyzers
Grain Size Charts
Guelph Soil Permeameter
Moisture Meter
Munsell Colour Charts
Riverside Soil Auger (Bucket)
Soil Augers
Soil pH Tester
Soil/Sand Combination Auger
Surber Stream Bottom Sampler
Thermometer Probes

Vegetation

Collage of field equipment for vegetation

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Abney Levels
Basal Area Prisms
Calipers
Clinometers
Gardening Gloves
Hand Magnifiers (10x)
Increment Tree Borers
Plant Presses
Pruners
Quadrats (0.5m, 1m)
Rakes

Water

Collage of field equipment for water

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Aquatic D-Nets
Chest Waders
Insulated PVC Gloves
Kememer Sampler
Life Preservers
pH/EC/TDS Meters
Secchi Disks
Solinst Pressure Transducers
Surber Samplers
Swing Sample Poles
Swoffer Flow Meters
Water Sample Bottles
Van Dorn sampler
YSI Multimeters

Climate & Weather

light meter, kestral, thermometer

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Anemometers (Wind Meters)
Campbell Scientific cr21x Loggers
CO2 meter
Digital Thermometers
HOBO Data Loggers
Kestrel Weather Meters
Light Meter/ Net Radiometers
LogTag Temperature loggers
PAR sensor
Rain Gauges
Sling Psychrometer
Snow Kits/Tubes
Thermometers

Measurement

Collage of field equipment for measurements

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Diameter (DBH) Tapes (5m, 8m, 10m, 15m)
Level
Measuring Tapes (15m, 30m, 50m, 60m, 90m)
Meter Sticks (Wooden, Metal)
Noma Digital Timers
Rangefinders (Manual, Laser)
Scales (Ohaus, Field, Spring)
Stopwatches

Insects

insect net, hand magnifiers

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Hand Held Magnifiers
Insect Nets
Suction Tube Aspirators
UV Lamp

Other

Collage of other field equipments

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Rain Gear
Binoculars
Buckets
Compasses
Clipboards
Coolers
Digital Cameras
Duffle Bags
GPS Units
Hammers
Hard Hats
Mesh Traffic Vests
2-Way Radios (Motorola)
Rubber Boots (Insulated, Regular)
Safety Harness
Shovels
Spotting Scopes
Therma-Rests
Tripods
Waste Audit Kits
Wheel Barrows
In-Lab Equipment Inventory

Soil

sieve shaker, analytical scale, soil tins

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Blender (Soil Particle Analysis)
Colorimeters (LaMotte, soil chemical testing)
Mortar and Pestle
Muffle Furnace
Scales
Sieves
Sieve Shaker
Soil Hydrometer
Soil Tins
Guelph Permeameter

Water

turbidity meter and vacuum

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Digester (HACH DRB200)
Conductivity/pH meters (Hanna)
Magnetic Stirrer
Spectrophotometer (HACH DR3800)
Turbidimeter (LaMotte)
Vacuum pump
YSI Multimeters

General

plant presses, field scale, hot plate

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Analytical Balance Scale
Compound Microscopes
Desiccator
Dissection Kits
Drying Ovens
Field Scales
Fridge and Freezer
Fume Hood
Grow Lights and Stands
Hot Plates
Incubator
Leaf Area Meter
Magnetic Stirrer plates
Millipore Water Purification system
Multi-platform shaker
Plant Presses
Stereo microscopes

Water Analysis

nitrates water testing

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Ammonia Nitrogen
Chlorides
Nitrates
Sulfates
Total Phosphate/OrthoP (Dissolved P)
Total & Fecal Bacteria
Total Hardness Calcium
pH
Turbidity
Total Suspended Solids
And many more...

Soil Analysis

soil chemical analysis equipment

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Chlorides

Nitrogen
Phosphorus
Potassium
Calcium carbonate
Organic matter
pH
And many more...

Want to learn more?

Are you interested in what we're up to? Would you like to volunteer or inquire about other opportunities?

Visit us:
Environment 1 (EV1), room 135

Email us:
env.ecology@uwaterloo.ca

Call us:
519-888-4567, ext. 32646

Hours:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday