Services and Tools

Analytical Services Laboratory

Horn Point Laboratory
The Analytical Services Laboratory provides a wide range of water quality analyses for investigators from the University System of Maryland and around the world. All analyses follow strict QA/QC procedures.

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BioAnalytical Services Laboratory

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology
The BioAnalytical Services Laboratory (BAS Lab) provides sequencing services and instrument availability to promote advances in genomics and molecular biology research. Located at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, BAS Lab services are available to investigators from institutions nationwide.

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Central Appalachian Stable Isotope Facility

Appalachian Laboratory
The Central Appalachians Stable Isotope Facility performs stable isotope measurements on a variety of sample matrices. It measures stable isotope ratios of carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, and oxygen in environmental samples of solids, liquids, and gases using Thermo Fisher Delta V+ isotope ratio mass spectrometer interfaced with various peripheral devices.

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Cell Analysis Center

Horn Point Laboratory
The Cell Analysis Center uses optics to study aquatic microorganisms, using microscopy (fluorescence and phase contrast) and flow cytometry. Research focuses on the study of aquatic algaes, planktonic species, and bacteria and archaea to constrain their respective roles in nutrient cycling and global ecology.

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Environmental Statistics Collaborative

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
A clearinghouse for environmental measurements, the Environmental Statistics Collaborative provides state-of-the-art education in environmental statistics to UMCES graduate students, provides research expertise to faculty researchers, and offers consulting services to partners in the scientific and natural resource management community.

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Library Resources

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory / Horn Point Laboratory
The Library provides services to all UMCES research locations. Patrons can download journal articles and access research information through our partner institutions.

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Nutrient Analytical Services Laboratory

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
The Nutrient Analytical Services Laboratory provides analytical support to researchers of the University of Maryland, state and federal agencies, and private sector in water column chemistry, particulate and sediments, and other chemistries.

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Raman Microscope

Horn Point Laboratory
An XploRA confocal Raman microscope by Horiba Jobin Yvon, Inc., is available for open use at minimal cost.

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Research Fleet

Center Administration
The UMCES Research Fleet Operations Center is the homeport for the R/V Rachel Carson.

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Water Chemistry Analytical Laboratory

Appalachian Laboratory
AL's Water Chemistry Laboratory provides high quality analytical services for UMCES researchers, as well as for a variety of state, local, and private agencies, on water, soil, and plant samples.  Constituents include, but are not limited to, nutrients, trace metals, and common acid/base parameters.

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