Molecular laboratory (Biomedical Research Facility)—The lab is used for sequencing, genotyping, and genomic work as well as for doing in vitro hybridization experiments and microscope work. It also also contains a computer lab for genetic, acoustic, and ArcGIS analyses. Genetic and genomic analyses can be done through the Florida State University Core Facility, the FSU College of Medicine Core Facility (Illumina Hi Seq genome sequencer) and the University of Florida Genome Center (other genome sequencing technologies).
Behavioral laboratory (Biology 1 Building)—The behavioral space will contain a large phonotaxis chamber, a recording chamber for male frogs, and computers for monitoring reproductive behavior, performing acoustic analyses, and conducting ArcGIS analyses. In addition, we have two portable phonotaxis chambers inside a cargo trailer that can be transported to any location in for testing female preference behavior.
Live animal facilities (Biomedical Research Facility)—This space can house ~2000 live frogs for long term laboratory experiments studying hybrid fitness, etc.
Greenhouse facilities (Mission Road Field Station)—Space is available in a pad-and-fan greenhouse at Mission Road for semi-outdoor behavioral and ecological experiments.
Field space (Mission Road Field Station)—We have access to a field plot at this site ~10 min. drive from FSU and access to dozens of plastic cattle tanks for mesocosm experiments.
Computational resources (Dirac Science Library)—Lab members have access to common lab computers as well to supercomputers maintained by the Department of Scientific Computing. The supercomputing facility is one of the largest university-owned clusters in the world.
Field sites (Apalachicola National Forest)—The largest national forest in Florida borders Tallahassee on two sides and is literally in our backyard. The center of the 550,000 acre, 880 square mile forest is ~1 hour drive from FSU, which is one location where we do extensive research on amphibians.