Harness our Resources

Having access to the right resources can make all the difference to your research – whether it’s a powerful piece of laboratory equipment, a state-of-the-art greenhouse facility, a richly populated data set, or a network of useful contacts.

Researchers at the Graduate School for the Environment are fortunate to be able to call on the impressive resources and facilities of Lancaster Environment Centre, Rothamsted Research and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Environmental samples

If your research involves trace analysis of environmental samples, for example, the high resolution gas chromatography and mass spectrometry instrumentation at Lancaster could make all the difference. 

Crop phenotyping

If you are looking into crop phenotyping, you could be among the first in the world to take advantage of the Field Scanalyzer at Rothamsted Research – the world’s largest and most sophisticated field-based measuring platform. 

Land cover information

If you are studying land use change, agricultural impacts or catchment management, you could use the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology’s latest land cover information, including CEH Land Cover® plus: Crops – the first ever detailed crop map of the whole of the UK.

If you are working within the social sciences, you could plug yourself into the Graduate School’s wide network of contacts, which encompasses policy-makers, public sector organisations, businesses, charities and local community groups.

Our combined range of laboratories, monitoring stations, data sets, equipment, field sites, contacts and other facilities is hard to beat, and that’s to say nothing about our hundreds of researchers whose expertise on the use of these resources will be of immeasurable help to you in your studies. What could you achieve with this kind of world-leading infrastructure?