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Facilities Description

SWRS has laboratories where scientists may set up bench-space to conduct their work.  Outdoor animal behavior enclosures are available (the Animal Behavior Observatory, and others), as are indoor animal holding facilities (the Live Animal Holding Facility, which contains four climate-controlled rooms and 2 natural light/temperature porches).

A computer room provides space for scientists to set up their own computers, in addition to three shared Station computers for Internet access.  Additionally, all laboratories and the Education Building are hardwired for internet.  If your laptop does not have an Ethernet port you should purchase a cat5 line before you arrive to the station.  Internet access at the SWRS is free. 

Our small collections room houses regionally synoptic collections of birds, mammals, insects, arthropods, and an herbarium. 

These facilities are all available to scientists staying here.  Additionally, “outside” scientists may access the collections area – they must sign in at the office prior to doing this. Our collections are considered a "teaching" collection. We do not loan out specimens from our collections to outside universities.

 A technical equipment laboratory houses the following specialized equipment:

*            Chemical Ventilation Hood
*            Percival Environmental Chambers
*            Phase Contrast Microscope
*            Microtome
*            Dissecting Microscopes for use by courses and researchers
*            Microscope Slide Warmer
*            Various cales and Balances
*            Three drying ovens
*            Wild M3Z Dissecting Scope with photographic tube
*            Intralux 6600 light source 
*            Fiber Optic Lights
*            Microhematocrit Centrifuge IEC B
*            Electrophoresis Unit
*            Water Bath