Facilities

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The Institute has world class aquaculture facilities covering the complete range of its research activities and include:

  • Extensive tropical and temperate aquaria
  • Extensive marine research laboratories at Machrihanish
  • State of the art teaching laboratories
  • Photomicrography and photography facilities
  • Engineering and electronics workshops
  • Nutrition laboratories
  • GIS laboratories
  • Environment laboratories
  • Ecotoxicology suite
  • Disease laboratories
  • Transmission and scanning electron microscopy, confocal microscopy
  • Genetics laboratories
  • Reproduction laboratories

The main areas of support are:

Laboratories – Several laboratory technicians managing 11 specialist laboratories supporting a wide range of research interests from ecology to analytical chemistry to thin section and micromorphology.

Fieldwork – A dedicated field technician offering advice, training and assistance in the use of a variety of field equipment including acquisition and processing of survey data.

IT – A dedicated IT technician supporting all hardware and software within Biological & Environmental Sciences. Managing the Biological & Environmental Sciences website and associated research websites and offering advice, training and assistance in all web related areas.

GIS/Remote sensing – A dedicated GIS/Remote sensing technician managing a computer laboratory solely devoted to ESRI Arc GIS and ENVI software and offering advice, training and assistance in the use of GIS and remote sensing software.

Stirling Controlled Environment Facility - A world class experimental facility for conducting experimental research investigating the impacts of climate and climate change

Workshop – A mechanical engineering workshop where design and development of specialist scientific equipment is undertaken.

Electronics - An electronics workshop providing a test, repair & maintenance service for a wide range of equipment, design and build of new equipment and advice on electrical safety.

The Division operates its own computing service with two computing staff and one non-computing technician, to give all researchers strong technical support. Two computer clusters are used purely for research, providing a total of 104 cores. In addition, the Division uses any idle teaching laboratories to offer a total of 350 cores. Further capability is provided through access to the ArchieWest system (Strathclyde).

The Division has three special-purpose laboratories specifically for research projects. The first houses an audio lab,with robotics equipment and includes a communications systems lab. The second provides a realistic small residential environment for Home Care and Healthcare projects. The CHORDS laboratory provides high performance equipment for pursuing computationally intensive heuristics research.

Library and IT support include a dedicated Science-librarian on information-seeking tools.

Psychology is well resourced with a vibrant and active research focus. It has outstanding laboratory space fitted with high-quality equipment. It has excellent computing infrastructure, and both research and teaching activities are supported by in-house technical staff, including dedicated computing, programming, electronic and audio-video expertise. Psychology has invested heavily in research infrastructure, including our own Pre-School Playgroup, which provides an outstanding facility for developmental research and teaching. Purpose built laboratory space has also been created to support human electrophysiology research (EEG/ERPs), health research (including GSR and heart rate monitoring), face research (including eye-tracking) and vision research (including stereoscopic displays). Coupled with the wider Faculties expertise (e.g., in Computing Science and Biology) Psychology provides an excellent environment for developing innovative and cross-cutting research programmes.

Behaviour and Evolution research group facilities: On site and overseas labs, field sites, industrial partners, and Living Links to Human Evolution Research Centre at Edinburgh Zoo.

Centre for Health and Behaviour Change facilities:Purpose-built Health Laboratory, Close collaborative links with NHS partners, including Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Western General Hospital in Edinburgh and Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

Cognition in complex environments facilities:

The University Library is situated in the centre of the campus.

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