FSU - Biological Science

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Technical Support Offices, Shops and Laboratories

Carpentry Shop

The Carpentry Shop is available to Biology faculty and staff for renovation services and minor woodworking repairs. Laboratory casework, computer workstations, and office remodeling are specialties.

Editorial Office
  • Phone: (850) 644-9798
  • Fax: (850) 644-0481
  • 113A Biology Unit I Building
  • Mail code: 4370
  • Personnel: Jennifer Kennedy

For more information on services, please visit our website.

The Biological Science Editorial Office provides editorial services, free of charge, to faculty of the Department of Biological Science.

Electronics Shop
  • Phone: (850) 694-9573
  • Fax: (850) 644-0481
  • 101B Biology Unit I
  • Mail code: 4370
  • Manager: Michael Luchini

The Electronics Shop staff uses a variety of electronic diagnostic equipment to trouble-shoot and repair scientific equipment and computers. They are available for designing new or modifying old research equipment and for consulting on research problems.


The FSU Herbarium contains about 195,000 dried specimens of vascular plants (ferns, conifers, and flowering plants). The collection is worldwide in scope but heavily emphasizes the native flora of Florida and neighboring regions. Functions of the herbarium are teaching (specimens are used to illustrate various taxonomic groups in advanced botany courses on campus), research (resident botanists use the herbarium for critical study of selected groups for taxonomic monographs or ecological investigations, and specimens are loaned to scientists at other institutions throughout the world for similar studies), and service (the collection is used to help identify specimens submitted by state agencies, other biologists, and interested citizens, and it also provides data on distribution of endangered species, poisonous plants, weeds, and other plants of concern for various users). The herbarium's website is at http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu/.

Machine Shop

Using standard machine equipment such as lathes, milling machines, drill press, and band saw, the machine shop staff design and build complex, original research equipment, as well as repairing departmental instruments and equipment.

Photo Lab
  • Phone: (850) 644-3261
  • Fax: (850) 644-0481
  • 102 Biology Unit I
  • Mail code: 4370
  • Manager: Michael Luchini
  • Personnel: Ken Womble

The photo lab is available to faculty and graduate students for research photographic needs. State-of-the-art equipment is used to produce publication-ready graphics and slides. Standard camera work (slides and prints) is also available. For additional information regarding services and rates, please contact Ken Womble.

Property Office
  • Phone: (850) 694-2355
  • Fax: (850) 644-0481
  • 101B Biology Unit I
  • Mail code: 4370
  • Manager: Michael Luchini

The property office is the contact for property related concerns in the Biology department.

  • Phone: (850) 644-6778
  • Fax: (850) 645-4295
  • 1013 King Life Sciences
  • Mail code: 4295
  • Manager: Karl Bedsole (Stockroom Manager)

The Biological Science stockroom is located in the King Life Sciences Building (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily). Stockroom inventory includes office and laboratory supplies for purchase by department members. Other FSU departments also may purchase items with po's.

For more information on services and rates, please visit our website.


Vehicles are available for Biology faculty and staff. Mileage charges apply.