Facilities and Programs in the Berry Center
Ecology Lab: This lab is a shared facility, available for any field ecologist on campus upon return from the field. Equipment is available for initial processing of samples, including weighing, sieving, drying and more. Additional equipment, such as an infrared thermal imaging camera, fluorometers, water baths and more are available for use upon request. More about the EcoLab.
Program in Ecology (PiE): PiE is an interdisciplinary, Ph.D. only program. Students who graduate in PiE receive double majors in their home department (Botany, Zoology or Renewable Resources, for example) as well as Ecology. The PiE director (BC 141), office associate (BC 231) and 20 of the 47 PiE students (BC 110, 210, 310) are housed in the Berry Center. More about PiE.
Stable Isotopes Facility (SIF): SIF is a hands-on teaching facility for University of Wyoming students, post-docs and faculty to investigate isotopic properties of biological materials. These properties can indicate the presence and magnitude of ecological processes, record biological responses to Earth's changing environmental conditions, and trace the origin and movement of key elements and substances. SIF is located in BC 214. More about SIF.
Vertebrate Museum: The Vertebrate Collections Division of the Berry Center serves as a library of vertebrates (species with a backbone or spinal column, such as fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals). This facility is primarily located in BC 133, but is also featured in display cases surrounding the second floor classroom and in multiple other locations within the Berry Center. More about the Vertebrate Museum.
Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD): The zoologists and botanists at WYNDD collect data on the distribution and ecology of rare plants, rare animals, and important plant communities in Wyoming. This information contributes to effective strategies of natural resource management and more efficient compliance with environmental regulations. This database is housed in BC 315 and online. More about WYNDD.