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Research Resources

  • The Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden, a resource centre for basic and applied botanical research, with a particular emphasis on the flora of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • The Agnes Marion Ayre Herbarium, including a vascular plant herbarium, phycological herbarium and a bryological herbarium
  • A year-round field station at Bonne Bay, on the west coast of the island
  • The Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC), providing excellent facilities for holding and experimentation on live marine organisms
  • Research vessels, accessible through the OSC, the Marine Institute and the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • A centralized electron microscopy facility with a TEMS (Zeiss EM9A, Zeiss EM109) and a Hitachi 5570 SEM with Tractor Northern 5500 EDX and backscattered electron detector
  • Large and well-equipped electronics, glassblowing and metal fabricating shops
  • Liquid helium and liquid nitrogen plants (operated by the Dept. of Physics and Physical Oceanography)

Library resources

The Queen Elizabeth II Library subscribes to more than 370 journals in biology and 100 journals in biochemistry. Additionally, there are over 1,300 clinical titles in the Health Sciences Library. The book collection offers very strong support for graduate level work in many areas in biology, and has special strengths in marine biology, northern boreal and temperate zone ecology, fisheries and wildlife biology, population dynamics, evolution and animal behaviour. Other resources exist at the Dr. C. R. Barrett Library, the Fisheries Research Board and the Health Sciences Centre. An excellent array of reference services supports and extends the resources available in the collection.