Lab Services

The Freshwater Research Lab (FRL) at FLBS is an ecosystem science facility providing both grant/contract and fee-based analytical services. The FRL offers analyses on water, soil, air, biological, and radiochemical samples. We strictly adhere to approved methodology and quality control procedures and participate in federal and international auditing programs to ensure high quality data.

We use the newest lab equipment available, thanks, in part, to a full upgrade of our analytical equipment and management tools made possible by a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

FLBS Laboratory Services

Services Offered

As a research support facility, FRL works closely with scientists and grad students to develop novel experimental and analytical methods in support of progressive and competitive research initiatives and encourages students to inquire about taking an active role in learning the analytical techniques used to generate scientific data.

FRL also works with outside organizations on a contract-fee basis.

For more information on services, methods, or pricing, or to discuss whether our lab can help meet your research needs, contact us.


Analyses Offered

Chloride, Sulfate, Nitrate, Nitrate/Nitrite, Ammonia, Total Nitrogen, Particulate Nitrogen, Silica, Phosphate, Total Phosphorus, Total & Dissolved Organic Carbon, Dissolved Inorganic Carbon, Particulate Carbon, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Total Suspended Solids, Ash-Free Dry Mass, Alkalinity, Turbidity, Specific Conductivity, pH, Radiochemical Analysis, Chlorophyll/Phaeophytin, E. Coli and Total Coliforms, Greenhouse Gases

*Other analyses available upon request



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