Here you'll find some of the key resources for environmental researchers at Ohio State.
Living Outdoor Laboratories
- Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens (Columbus) and Secrest Arboretum (Wooster) Horticultural education and research sites including phenology centers.
- Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (Columbus) Experimental wetland under continuous monitoring since 1994.
- Stone Laboratory (Lake Erie) Freshwater biological field station serving as base for research and teaching.
- Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory (Columbus) Working farm and dairy including experimental crop science, turf grass, forestry, wetlands, floriculture, and apiculture projects. (More information)
Chemical analysis and instrumentation
Microscopy and imaging
- Campus Microscopy and Imaging Facility (Columbus) and Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center (Wooster)
Molecular, genomic and proteomic analysis
- Campus Chemical Instrumentation Center (CCIC). Shared campus resource with NMR, mass spectrometry and proteomics and more.
- Plant-Microbe Genomics Facility. Provides services to study DNA, RNA and proteins of any organism (despite the name).
- Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratory (SIBL). Organic and inorganic carbon and oxygen isotope analysis including gaseous samples.
- Trace Element Research Laboratory (TERL). Analysis for elements in aqueous or solid samples.
- Environmental Geochemistry Lab. Routine water analysis for major ions, nutrients, and water isotopes. Contact: Sue Welch.
- STAR Laboratory. Soil and water testing services, based in Wooster.