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Blue Carbon Analysis Laboratory

The Blue Carbon Analysis Laboratory specializes in nutrient and chemical analyses of plant and soil samples, including a wide variety of extractable nutrients. The lab evaluates plant tissues and wetland soils using state-of-the-art equipment for research, service and training in soil sample collection and nutrient analyses.

Rates

Rate Name Unit Base Internal Rate External Rate

Alkalinity Determination: Seawater

per sample $14 $21

Alkalinity Determination: Freshwater

per sample $24 $35

Loss on Ignition Analysis

per sample $5 $7

Lyophilization

per sample $2 $3

Sample Homogenization

per sample $7 $11

Carbon and Nitrogen Determination: Weighed Only

per sample $2 $4

Carbon and Nitrogen Determination of Soil Samples: Run Only

per sample $6 $9

Carbon and Nitrogen Determination of Plant Samples: Run Only

per sample $4 $5

Carbon and Nitrogen Determination of Animal Samples: Run Only

per sample $7 $10

Phosphorous Determination: Weighed Only

per sample $3 $4

Phosphorous Determination of Soil Samples: Run Only

per sample $5 $7

Phosphorous Determination of Plant Samples: Run Only

per sample $4 $5

Phosphorous Determination of Animal Samples: Run Only

per sample $7 $10

Non-structural carbohydrate analysis

per sample $15 $21

Chlorophyll Determination

per sample $9 $14

Training (Blue Carbon Analysis Techniques)

per hour $71 $103

Instrument Use

per hour $58 $85

Shipping

per sample $3 $5

*Before external (non-FIU) samples can be processed, a Service Agreement must be signed. Please contact Dr. Fourqurean to obtain a Service Agreement.

For more information about commercial sample analysis, please contact Dr. Jim Fourqurean at fourqure@fiu.edu.