PerosLab: Global change • Geoarcheology • Anthropocene
The PerosLab maintains cutting-edge research grade equipment for both lab and field settings. For more information on facilities and equipment use, please contact the lab technician (cectech@ubishops.ca).



  • Motorized Zeiss Axio Imager.M2 microscope with phase contrast, DIC, and fluorescence capabilities
  • Zeiss Axio Scope.A1 microscope with phase contrast and DIC capabilities
  • Zeiss Axio Lab.A1 microscopes (two available)
  • Zeiss Stereo Discovery.V8 stereo microscope
  • Nikon zoom stereo microscopes with external light sources
  • Nikon Labophot YS2-T microscope and Leitz Laborlux 11 microscope with up to a thousand times magnification
  • Autostage automated pollen counting machine
  • HD cameras available for all microscopes

Sedimentary analysis

  • Bartington MS2 Magnetic Susceptibility Meter
  • VWR Symphony convection oven and Thermo Scientific Thermolyne furnace for loss on ignition analysis
  • Precision balance and anti-vibration table
  • UV/visible Ultrospec 2100 pro spectrophotometer
  • Microtrac Particle Size Analyzer (2-2800 μm particles)

Other Equipment

  • WinDENDRO software and high-resolution scanner (shared with Dr. Mark Vellend, University of Sherbrooke)
  • Velmex tree-ring measuring system
  • 3D Printer – MakerBot Replicator 2X
  • Various other small lab equipment and supplies, please inquire
  • Heraeus Labofuge 400 (Centrifuge)

Laboratory space

  • Wet lab with 2 fume hoods (HF certified)
  • Sediment analysis and cold storage room
  • Office space with four Lenovo workstations
  • Equipment storage room


  • 2 Russian peat borers and 3 Livingstone piston corers with drive rods for sediment core extraction
  • Aluminum casing
  • Gravity corer
  • DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ drone
  • Ekman dredge
  • HI9829 Multiparameter pH/ISE/EC/DO/Turbidity Waterproof Meter with optional GPS
  • Aire cataraft (coring platform) and outboard motor
  • SyQuest StrataBox Sub-bottom Profiler
  • Tree-ring coring equipment
  • Various other hand tools and accessories, please inquire

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