We have modern laboratories for both teaching and research.
Our facilities include:
- A biological recording facility in Shrewsbury. This is to carry out species evaluation in invertebrates and plants, wildlife legislation, identification of difficult taxa, computerising field data and innovative research methods. It has close links to the Field Studies Council and the Botanical Society of the British Isles.
- Microbiology laboratories equipped with a wide range of equipment, enabling characterisation of the surfaces that ‘bugs’ stick to, as well as kit to visualise ‘biofilms’ on surfaces.
- High specification teaching and research laboratories with equipment to assess aspects such as pollution monitoring, soil or water quality and sediment description. We have a 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer and a tandem liquid chromatography/mass spectrometer allowing students hands-on experience of cutting-edge purification and structural analysis techniques.
- New state-of-the-art computing facilities for environmental and spatial GIS (geographical information system) modelling.
- Specialist computing equipment to support various climate models such as the Cray-CX1 supercomputer, capable of running full year stratospheric and tropospheric simulations.