Laboratories

The laboratories available through Lancaster Environment Centre, Rothamsted Research and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology make it possible to conduct cutting-edge environmental research.

As a student at the Graduate School for the Environment, you may find yourself taking advantage of several laboratory facilities at Lancaster Environment Centre. There are our £4.4 million Teaching Labs, for example, as well as specialist facilities for Environmental Chemistry, Noble Gas, and Plant and Soil Ecology.

At Rothamsted Research, there are world-leading laboratories for Bioimaging and Cereal Transformation, and another purpose-built complex for the study of Plant and Microbial Metabolomics, where ‘post-genomic’ researchers are using metabolomics analysis to help build a more comprehensive understanding of gene function and physiology.

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has its Centralised Analytical Chemistry Laboratories in Lancaster, where specialist work is conducted into metals, nutrients, organics and stable isotopes. There are also separate Analytical Chemistry Laboratories in Bangor and Wallingford, as well as a Gamma facility for the study of radioecology. Our Chiltern Wing laboratories in Wallingford were opened in 2010 and provide modern facilities for a variety of research interests, while our 3D visualisation suite allows cutting-edge integration of data.