Dr. Boyd's Research Lab

The water quality laboratory is located in the Aquatic Resource Lab building at the E. W. Shell Fisheries Center. This laboratory is equipped to do a wide range of chemical and physical analyses of water and sediment, as well as tissue analyses of aquatic organisms.

The laboratory is used mainly for analyses related to thesis and dissertation projects of C. E. Boyd’s graduate students. However, other students – both from the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences and from other units of the university – often are allowed to make analyses in the laboratory. It also is not uncommon to make analyses upon request of fish pond owners. These analyses are usually made in an effort to determine whether sportfish ponds need to be limed or fertilized.