Boreal Ecosystem Research Facility (BERI)
This 500 square-metre facility provides high-level research resources to support federal, provincial, university and private sector research priorities in forestry, agriculture and the environmental sector. The facility, with its three interconnected analytical research laboratories, builds capacity in analytical research with a particular focus on soils, plants, air and water.
Functional Foods Lab
The Functional Foods Sensory Laboratory examines "functional foods" – natural or processed food products with known health benefits beyond basic nutritional needs, such as the antioxidants in blueberries, eggs enhanced with omega 3 fatty acids or the probiotics associated with yogurt.
Terrestrial Biogeochemistry and Ecohydrology Research Group (TBERG)
My lab, named by "Terrestrial Biogeochemistry and Ecohydrology Research Group (TBERG)", is primarily dealing with carbon cycling, greenhouse gas emissions and ecohydrological feedbacks in boreal ecosystems, but my research is more focused on boreal peatland ecosystems. The facility that my lab has includes Greenhouse gas GC (for CO2, CH4 and N2O measurement), TOC/TN analyzer (for dissolved organic carbon and total nitrogen measurement), CO2-C isotopic analyzer (for CO2-C isotope analysis), field spectroradiometer for measuring the spectral reflectance of vegetation and other materials, photosynthesis analyzer ( for measuring leaf photosynthesis), portable greenhouse gas analyzer (for measuring CO2, CH4 and water vapor flux simultaneously). In addition, I have two eddy-covariance (EC) systems installed in the field measuring the ecosystem-scale flux of CO2, CH4 and water vapor. Moreover, I have other sensors that can measure soil moisture, soil temperature, solar radiation and water table levels.