EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES
The Department of EES(Earth & Environmental Systems) at ISU has among others research laboratories dedicated to Biogeography/ Dendrochronology and Climatology. The Biogeography/Dendrochronology has workspace available for six student workers. The Climatology Laboratory has recently been remodeled and has dedicated space allocated for archiving dendrochronological samples.
A sanding facility and a microscop lab are also available.
The Department of EES(Earth & Environmental Systems) also has the Center for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. This Center houses 26 computers complete with auxiliary printers and scanners, including a drum printer that can be used for the production of research posters for professional meetings. The Biogeography/Dendrochronology lab has two computers, which can be used for data analysis. The Climatology lab has computers dedicated to the acquisition of climate data.
The Biogeography/Dendrochronology Laboratory currently houses one Velmex Measuring Machine connected to a Stereozoom Microscope on a boom stand and a microcomputer analysis system.
The lab equipment also includes:
- 13 incremento borers
- 6 stereozoom microscopes
- 2 belt sanders (4X24")
- desktop and labtop computers
- GPS units
- 1 Stihl Chain saw Stihl 046 with a 24" bar
- Hand saws
- 2 cruiser packs
- 2 Soil Sampling probes
- Munsell Charts
- Measuring tapes
- 4 map tubes
- Paper straws, Poplar core mounts, skeleton plot paper