Waikato radiocarbon dating laboratory
Our equipment is customised for use in small survey vessels supporting a range of mapping requirements in offshore and inland locations, particularly in coastal and shallow waters.
Our multidisciplinary team can tailor its services to meet research and commercial needs.
Materials may be submitted as solids, liquids, or gases, for example, for breath analyses.
Stable Isotope Geochemistry at the University of Waikato is carried out in a separate facility within Earth sciences.
The Waikato Stable Isotope Unit (WSIU) offers precision analyses of isotopes of carbon and nitrogen in biological, geological, and chemical materials by isotope ratio mass spectrometry.
Isotopic abundance analysis is carried out on two fully automated Europa Scientific 20/20 isotope analysers.
WAIK services requirements for systematic botanical research and identification of plants for the University, education of University of Waikato students, other government and public organisations, and individuals.
It functions to serve as a repository for voucher specimens, with a focus on the plants of the greater Waikato.