H.T. Peters Lab

The H.T. Peters Aquatic Biology Lab includes a large, custom-designed teaching lab with “smart room” technology, as well as an aquarium room, mudroom, equipment room, multiple research lab spaces and a microscope room.

Part of a $9 million addition to Sattgast Hall, the new lab measures approximately 5,600 square feet and features modern equipment and spaces.

With the rate that our program continues to grow, this new facility will meet the needs of Aquatic Biology faculty and students alike. Situated on Lake Bemidji, the lab also features a display aquarium honoring the late Dr. Charles S. Holt, Emeritus Professor of Aquatic Biology.

We have two large pontoon boats that allow us to have class out on the open water.
We have two large pontoon boats that allow us to have class out on the open water.

Equipment

  • Living stream systems
  • Dozens of aquaria
  • Pontoon boats
  • Jon boat
  • Phase contrast microscope with computer imaging
  • Dissecting and compound microscopes
  • Balances
  • Fluorometer
  • Drying ovens
  • Walk-in refrigeration
  • Light meters
  • Muffle furnace
  • Zooplankton nets
  • Surber samplers
  • Kicknets
  • Alpha bottles
  • Mesocosms
  • Hydrolabs
  • Seines, trap nets, minnow traps
  • Ekman dredges
  • Core samplers
  • Flow meters
  • GIS equipment

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