FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
PEARL is fully equipped to
conduct most types of paleolimnological (as well as limnological) studies.
We also apply similar techniques to general paleoecological questions
involving bird and bat guano.
The facilities include over 20 different sediment corers and samplers
(many of which have been developed and built by John Glew), 20 high
resolution microscopes, 4 ORTEC Gamma Counting Systems for sediment dating, a biogenic silica
laboratory, a NIR spectrophotometer,
storage cold rooms, and other facilities. In addition, PEARL shares a
transmission electron microscope (TEM), and an environmental magnetism
facility. Many potential collaborations are possible externally, as well as
within Queen's University (e.g., with researchers at
Prof. Scott Lamoureux's Environmental Variability and Extremes Laboratory
(EVEX) in Geography and
Facility for Isotope Research in Geological Sciences, as well as present day
limnological projects with
Prof. Shelley Arnott). Many external collaborations are ongoing
with researchers such as
and with many government agencies, etc.