Penryn Laboratory

Facilities

The Centre for Geography, Environment and Society benefits from outstanding analytical and experimental laboratories for environmental change and process studies, including a high-performance computing facility and dedicated geographical information systems (GIS) suite for geographical modelling and remote sensing.

Our facilities are supported by an expert team of laboratory, research and computing technicians.

Sedimentology laboratory

Location: room A072, Peter Lanyon Building, Penryn Campus, Cornwall
The Sedimentology Laboratory in the School of Geography (Penryn Campus) is used by academic staff, research students and undergraduates for investigations in physical geography, including dissertation research. The lab contains two fume cupboards, furnaces for loss on ignition (total organic matter content), drying cabinets, and sieving equipment, including sieve shakers as well as standard sedimentology equipment. This laboratory contains numerous microscopes and is also used for teaching.

Palaeoecology laboratory

Location: room A073, Peter Lanyon Building, Penryn Campus, Cornwall
The Palaeoecology Laboratory in the School of Geography (Penryn Campus) is used by academic staff, research students and for student dissertation research. This lab is where chemical investigations such as diatom preparation, humification, pollen preparation and analysis occur. The high power microscopes available in this lab have been used used for pollen analysis and diatom identification.

IT Suite

Location: Daphne du Maurier Building, Penryn Campus, Cornwall
This teaching suite contains 48 high-specification computers with the latest Geographic Information Systems and mapping software, designed to support teaching and learning in cartography, spatial mapping and analysis, remote sensing, statistics, and computer modelling.