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Facilities & Services

Research Support Facilities

The Bioinorganic and Environmental Analytical Facility (BEAF) - Formerly the Mercury Lab, SERCMLAB, is a recharge center that provides support to research programs in the lab and also has fee-based services for the scientific community both inside and outside the university. 

Review BEAF's services and rates here - Visit BEAF facility site

Blue Carbon Analysis Laboratory - Provides teaching, research, and service support for the analysis of plant and soil elements using state-of-the-art analytical equipment and techniques.

Learn more about Blue Carbon Analysis Laboratory services and rates - Visit Blue Carbon Analysis Laboratory site

Student working in the CAChE Lab

CAChE Nutrient Analysis Core Facility - The core provides NELAC-certified analyses of dissolved and total nutrients, dissolved organic carbon (DOC), total organic carbon (TOC) and chlorophyll-a in fresh/salt waters and total P in solids and tissue samples. Additional, non-certified analyses include total N and C, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, turbidity, etc. 

Learn more about the CAChE Nutrient Analysis Core Facility's services and rates

A researcher examines an indoor tank in the Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment Lab. Fish swim in a tank in the foreground.

Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment LaboratoryThis laboratory offers indoor facilities to maintain clean cultures and conduct aquatic toxicology studies, behavioral studies or swim performance studies in salt water, estuarine water or freshwater. There is also an outdoor area.

Visit the Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment Laboratory website

Field Operation Center (FOC) - Responsible for the maintenance of SERC's fleet of vehicles, airboats and saltwater boats, FOC keeps inventory of all equipment and record of all rental of vehicles.

Review FOC's services and fees - Access FOC Calendar

The Periphyton (Algae) Analysis Laboratory - Provides services to evaluate how algae regulate the dynamics of ecosystems and how changes in the abundance of algae species can be used to diagnose sources of environmental change.

See the Periphyton Analysis Laboratory's services and rates 

Stable Isotope Laboratory (SIL) - Open since the 80s with just one mass spectrometer, the SIL has expanded to include more equipment for researchers and students to use stable istopic approaches in biogeochemical projects. 

See SIL's services and rates - Visit SIL facility site