Soil Ecosystem and Water Dynamics Laboratory

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
What the facility does

Soil and water quality: physical and biogeochemical analyses.

Area(s) of Expertise

Soil and plant carbon & nitrogen analysis; controlled environment growth chambers with CO2 control; soil microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen; ion chromatography

Research Services

Soil and plant nitrogen and carbon analysis, soil microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen, plant growth and soil incubation in controlled environmental chambers with CO2 option, major ion concentrations in water.

Sectors of Application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Ecosystem Soil and Water Dynamics Laboratory

Costech Elemental Analyzer

Analysis of C & N in plant and soil

 

Conviron Environmental Growth Chambers with CO2 Control (2 units)

Growth of plants and incubation of soil under controlled humidity, temperature, light and CO2

 

Brinkmann Tuttnauer Autoclave

 

 

Sorvall RC-6 Centrifuge

 

 

Kinetica and Retsch Plant and Soil grinders

 

 

UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

Analysis of NH4, NO3 and P

 

Freeze dryer

 

 

Dionex ICS3000 Ion Chromatograph

Analyses of major ions in water

  • University of Guelph
  • Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (Argentina)
  • Centre for Tropical Agriculture and Higher Education (Costa Rica)
  • Advanced BioRefinery
  • Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Station
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Title

URL

Soil Ecosystem Dynamics Laboratory

www.moelbermann.com

Biogeochemistry Lab

www.environment.uwaterloo.ca/u/mmacrae/Research.html