FSU - Biological Science

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Technical Support Offices, Shops and Laboratories

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


Herbarium
  • Phone: (850) 644-6278
  • Fax: (850) 644-0481
  • 100 Biology Unit I
  • Mail code: 4370
  • Director: Dr. Austin Mast

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.


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.


Stockroom

The King Building VWR-Avantor Stockroom is located at 319 Stadium Drive in the King Life Sciences Building (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday).

For more information on services and rates, please visit the King Building VWR Stockroom punchout on FSU Spearmart or contact one of the representatives listed above.


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

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