Integrating technology:

Advancing technologies continue to improve the study of our environment. We embrace these changes by integrating computer applications throughout the curriculum, but particularly in undergraduate research projects.

ENVS Computer Lab 

The Alfred University computer leasing program ensures that this lab remains current, in terms of hardware and software. Both Mac and Windows platforms are supported.

  Environmental Studies computer lab 

GPS Capabilities

The Division maintains two sub-meter scale Global Positioning Systems units, and a number of consumer grade GPS units.

  GPS instruments 

Total Station

Field research may require accurate location of sampling sites, etc., and this instrument can be used for this purpose.

  Total Station surveying equipment 

GIS capabilities 

The ENVS Division maintains current ESRI licenses for ArcInfo and ArcView, and supports MAPublisher and GRASS on the Mac platform. Courses are offered in GIS on different levels, and many of our other courses incorporate GIS components.

  Example of a GIS image 

Remote Dataloggers

Data from the Hydrologic Field Station has been collected around the clock for over 15 years by computer controlled dataloggers.

  Datalogger at Hydrologic Field Station 

Digitizers, scanners, etc.

To produce effective digital documents, students often use data, images, etc., which are currently available only in hard copy. To facilitate this, the Division has a number of scanners, slide scanners, digitizers, etc.

  Digital Imaging System 


A separate digital imaging system utilizes scanned images to analyze the growth rings of trees for ecological and climatological analyses. We also have tree ring corers and facilities for preparation of cored tree sections for image analysis. 

  Tree Ring Analysis Lab 

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