Lab and Holding Facility

About the lab

The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center completed renovations on the former Engineering and Fisheries Lab at 1995 Fitch Ave. in 2016. Originally built as a tractor garage in 1911, it is now a state-of-the-art research facility.

The lab has 10,400 square feet of laboratory space available for faculty to use to support aquatic invasive species research and teaching. Although the majority of this is used by MAISRC faculty, it may become available for other University units.

Equipment

  • Capacity for 200 gallons per minute of well water
  • 27 large fish tanks and 50+ aquaria
  • 4 plant growth chambers
  • 4 living streams
  • 20 water temperature zones
  • 15 lighting zones
  • Dedicated rooms for invasive aquatic plants, invertebrates, fish, and pathogens and microbes

Fees will apply. More information about the management and operating procedures, rates, and how to reserve space at the lab will be available soon. Please contact MAISRC Associate Director Becca Nash at nash0029@umn.edu or 612-624-7785 if you have any immediate questions.



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The exterior of the lab remains unchanged.


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Plant growth chambers and entrance to plant room. 


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Research support rooms may also be available.


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