Facilities

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Department maintains field equipment for environmental studies in terrestrial, fresh water, and marine environments.  Our equipment includes research boats, soil and sediment coring devices, plankton and insect nets and seines, soil sampling devices, an electronic sub-bottom profiler, and other materials.

We also maintain well-equipped biological, sedimentological, and geochemical laboratories in the Jepson Science Center, and our computer lab is equipped with the latest GIS software. Environmental Science faculty and students also make use of Jepson Science Center’s scanning electron microscope (SEM) lab.  We also work cooperatively with UMW’s Biology and Chemistry Departments, and many of our students have used those departments’ specialized labs for analysis of biological specimens, stream water, groundwater, soil, and sediment.