Florence Bascom Geoscience Center

Technical Capabilities

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Date published: March 7, 2019
Status: Active

Macrofossil and Sediment Processing Laboratory

In the Macrofossil and sediment processing lab we analyze the physical, biological, and geochemical characteristics of peat and sediment samples collected from lake, wetland, and peat cores as proxies for past changes to these depositional environments on timescales of decades to millennia. We primarily study terrestrial wetland ecosystems from subtropical to arctic regions in order to...

Date published: November 13, 2018
Status: Active

GeoTek Multi-Sensor Core Logger Facility

The GeoTek Facility uses a state-of-the-art GeoTek Multi-Sensor Core Logger (MSCL) to collect automated, non-destructive geophysical and geochemical measurements on soft sediment and rock cores and discrete subsamples. The GeoTek MSCL has a horizontal track with a motorized pusher to guide cores and sample mounts through multiple sensors, which collect data simultaneously. The GeoTek MSCL is...

Date published: October 12, 2018
Status: Active

Calcareous Laboratory

In the Calcareous Lab, we use paleoecologic analyses of cores from the eastern U.S. and Gulf Coast to reconstruct past coastal environments and apply that information to current restoration efforts. Most of our current work is focused on South Florida and Everglades restoration.

Date published: June 15, 2018
Status: Active

Pollen Laboratory

In this lab, we specialize in extracting pollen palynomorphs from geologic field samples. We also assist our center's scientists with outreach programs to educate students and inform policy makers as to the importance of our science.