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Department of Forest Ecology

Laboratory for Forest Ecology

is a part of Department of Forest Ecology

Head of laboratory Staff
Daniel ŽLINDRA
Tel.: +386 1 200 78 08
Fax.: +386 1 257 35 89
dr. Grega E. VOGLAR, Magda ŠPENKO

Organisation

Central Laboratory of Forest Ecology: Chemical and physical analysis of water, soil and foliar samples Specialized laboratory for waters: Preparation of water samples and chemical and physicochemical water analysis

The Laboratory for forest ecology (LFE) is qualified as a specialized laboratory to perform required chemical and physical analyzes of different samples. Analytical methods in the LFE comply with applicable ISO standards and reference methods for implementation of forest ecosystems monitoring in the EU and are each year repeatedly verified through participation in international inter-laboratory comparisons (ALVA, ICP Forests program, National Institute of Chemistry).

Research fields and services

  • Chemical & physical analysis of soil
  • Chemical analysis of water
  • Chemical analysis of foliar samples and ground vegetation
  • Chemical analysis of soil solution and stand precipitation
  • Chemical analysis of lower organic acids and free sugars
  • Measuring isotopic composition of C02 in the air
  • Monitoring O3, NO2, SO2, NH3 in the air

Research equipment

  • Atomic absorption spectrometer, Varian DUO AA FS/Z 240
  • Elemental analyzer, LECO CNS-2000
  • Ion chromatographs, Metrohm 850 & Metrohm IC modular system
  • CO2 isotope analyzer (CCIA-46), LGR Inc.
  • Trace metal digestion unit, Gerhardt SM-20
  • Automatic conductivity meter, pH meter and titraton unit, Metrohm
  • Water demineralization station, Ultra Clear™ RO/EDI, Millipore A10, etc.
  • Analytical balance, Scaltec & Mettler
  • TOC analyzer, Shimadzu 5000a
  • UV-Vis spectrometer Varian Cary 50

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