Sediment and Soils (SandS) Lab
The Davidson College Soil and Sediment Core Lab is designed to collect and examine soil samples and sediment cores. The lab supports my teaching and research examining late Pleistocene Landscape evolution. The facility is new for the fall of 2011 and is currently processing soil samples collected during the summer of 2011.
The laboratory is a fully stocked "wet lab" with a full accompaniment equipment, sampling materials, and field gear. The soil half of the facility is designed to process and split soil samples and then test for organic content, particle size, and extractable iron content. The core side of the lab is set up to process and describe sediment cores and includes a horizontal refrigeration system, a magnetic suseptibility meter, and a optical core scanning system. The soils and core lab also houses the EmRiver Stream Table (see bottom).
The lab houses field gear for teaching and research including a full Livingstone coring system including a Bolivia adapter and coring tubes for coring. Soil description tools include Munsell soil charts, sampling supplies, soil augers, increment borers, shovels, rock bars, and sieves. Field gear also includes typical geologic gear including rock hammers and bruntons and the lab owns 9 pairs of hip waders.
You can follow lab activity from myself and students at DavidsonSandsLab.blogspot.com
Office: Watson 283 - Research Lab: Watson 260 - Phone: 704-894-2096 - Cell: 704-840-4087