Michael Martinez-Colon, puerto rico, tropical, foraminifera, forams, foram, geology, micropaleontology, FAMU, Puerto Rico, environmental, Ammonia, A. beccariia

WHAT DO WE HAVE?

Dr. Martínez-Colón's laboratory is located in room 321, FSHSRC building and is fully equipped to perform foraminiferal, microplastic, and heavy metal research.

Some gadgets that we have:

fume hood

furnace

Presens microsensors

binocular microscopes (4)

trinocular microscope (1)

epifluorescence microscope with video camera (1)

metal sieves for dry/wet sieving

microsensors for foraminiferal culture work

plastic sieves for heavy metal dry sieving

plastic and teflon foraminiferal culture devices

environmental chambers for foraminiferal culture work

sea water filtration system

push coring equipment

core extruder

field porewater extraction instruments

microplastic gravity separator

foraminiferal taxonomy books

Dr. Martínez-Colón's laboratory collaborates and shares equipment with Dr. Ashvini Chauhan's Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory for microbiome work (e.g., gene sequencer, etc.) and the School of the Environment's Core Research Laboratory for heavy metal analysis instrumentation (e.g., ICP-OES, Hg-analyzer, etc.).

Living Ammonia
Living Ammonia

Using our camera

Porewater
Porewater

Field based extraction

Culturing
Culturing

Foraminiferal culture device

Cores
Cores

Push core from Puerto Rico

Corer
Corer

Push core gadget

Sampling
Sampling

Petit ponar

Microscopy
Microscopy

Epifluorescence microscope

Core extruder
Core extruder
Living Ammonia
Living Ammonia

Using our camera.