Advances in field instrumentation have enabled extensive analysis outside the traditional laboratory setting
Katherine Barbeau, PhD, is a professor and marine chemist in the geosciences research division of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego
The latest handheld instruments for remote use
Limiting a list of possible field research sites to only five seems almost like a crime, considering all planet Earth has to offer
Looking at the latest portable offerings in soil and water testing, plant health and identification, sample management, and testing of raw materials, components, and finished products.
In a new Research Frontiers video, University of Arkansas biologist J.D. Willson and his graduate students search for reptiles and amphibians at Woolsey Wet Prairie Sanctuary on the outskirts of Fayetteville. Willson’s research group has found rare species in the restored prairie wetland, such as the Graham’s crayfish snake and the crawfish frog.
Advances in miniaturization and microfabrication have resulted in handheld and portable instruments that are increasingly rapid and reliable.