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Centre for Environmental Science

About the Centre for Environmental Science

This facility has a laboratory suite supporting research and teaching in Environmental Science. Including aquatic resources, environmental change, biodiversity, conservation and sustainability. This includes laboratories and field equipment for the collection and study of environmental samples including insects, pollutants, water, sediments and vegetation.

Our laboratories

  • The Keith Barber Microscopy Laboratory: Microscope laboratory with a range of microscopes for observing and photographing specimens.

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) for high magnification imaging and elemental analysis.

  • Chemical Preparation Laboratory: Extraction laboratory for microplastics.


This facility supports research in Environmental Science including the study of insects, water, vegetation, microplastic pollution and sediment samples. This facility is also used to carry out Environmental Impact Assessments.

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Centre for Environmental Science, Shackleton Building (Building 44), Highfield campus, University of Southampton, SO167 1BJ