The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Palaeoecology Laboratory

Paleoecology Laboratory

Geography’s palaeoecology laboratory is used for the preparation of palaeoecological microfossil (eg pollen, diatom) microscope slides.

Included in our sample preparation facilities are:

  • two large fumehoods (with water wash down for use with acids)
  • precision balances
  • magnetic separators
  • hotplates and water bath
  • a high quality water system
  • high specification centrifuge equipment for use in pollen density separation procedures