The members of PEER run major research facilities, some of them unique. Please find below an overview of the facilties which are open to interested researchers.

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UKCEH - UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Auchencorth Moss: an atmospheric observatory

Observatory / large-scale experimental field site

Auchencorth Moss, part of a sensitive peatland ecosystem in central southern Scotland, is one of our most important monitoring sites. 

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UKCEH - UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Clocaenog: long-term climate change monitoring site

Observatory / large-scale experimental field site , Research platforms

Our Clocaenog long-term climate change manipulation site is an upland heath. We study the effects of climate change within this typical upland ecosystem. Scientists can explore the link between above and below-ground diversity, and the resistance of...

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UKCEH - UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

UKCEH Lake Observatories

Observatory / large-scale experimental field site , Research platforms

Our lake monitoring sites in England and Scotland are significant for the breadth of science they support and the length of the environmental record. UKCEH holds more than 420 lake-years of data, making this the world’s largest long-term lake...

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UKCEH - UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Solardomes and ozone field release system

Experimental facilities , Research platforms

The Solardomes and Ozone Field Release System at UKCEH’s Bangor site are used to research the effects of air pollution, particularly ozone and nitrogen, on vegetation such as crops, trees and grasslands.

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UKCEH - UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

UKCEH analytical chemistry laboratories

Laboratory / high-end instrument

Across our sites, our laboratories provide specialised chemical analysis for a wide range of environmental science needs.

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UKCEH - UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

UKCEH Aquatic Mesocosm Facility

Research platforms , Experimental facilities

We use the UKCEH Aquatic Mesocosm Facility (CAMF) to disentangle how different external drivers or stressors influence the structure and function of shallow lake ecosystems. With its 35 isolated tanks, it is ideal for experiments under controlled...

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CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research

NIVA Research Facility Solbergstrand

Experimental facilities

The Research Facility at Solbergstrand performs large-scale experiments in marine ecology, sediment research and aquaculture. We also test technology for treating ballast water. Read more: https://www.niva.no/en/contact/solbergstrand-research-facilit...

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CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research

Langtjern ecological monitoring site

Observatory / large-scale experimental field site

The ecological monitoring site Langtjern is a forested lake catchment in southeastern Norway at circa 500 to 700m elevation and is well-suited to study natural responses of water chemistry, element cycles and biology to large scale changes in our...

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UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

Laser Scanning Microscopy (LSM)

Laboratory / high-end instrument

Laser scanning microscopy (LSM) represents a technique which allows assessment of multiple parameters in hydrated samples at the micro-scale and in three dimensions. Laser scanning microscopy is employed for visualization, analysis and...

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