FACILITIES

The ecosystems laboratory of Dr. Lora Harris routinely measures primary production using both in situ techniques and photosynthetrons. Additional instrumentation related to this project includes field equipment (sondes, light sensors), fluorometers, spectrophotometers, and a flow cytometer. Microscopy for taxonomic identification, a laminar flow hood, and autoclaves are also available. The primary productivity research bay, located in the R.V. Truitt building, supports a flowing seawater system and growth chambers for culturing. Dr. Harris also has access to adequate computing resources to conduct the data analysis and numerical modeling.