Laboratori Bishop

The Dennis Bishop Laboratory is a purpose-built facility, opened in November 1999. It is housed in the Casa de las Universidades Europeas, in the centre of the Park. The Casa also boasts a large lecture room and supporting audio-visual aids.

This laboratory is fully equipped to assist trainees in their research and development of new and existing skills:

  • Optical material: good quality microscopes, binoculars, telescope.
  • Entomological equipment: three types of light trap, a Malaise trap, pitfall and water traps, as well as the various materials required to establish a scientific collection.
  • Water quality equipment: portable electronic meters for the measurement of conductivity, pH, oxygen and temperature.
  • Reference collection of invertebrates: extensive collections of Lepidoptera, Diptera and other insect groups, in addition to Mollusca and aquatic invertebrates. Also starting a new collection based on moth larvae leave mines.
  • Herbarium: higher plants, bryophytes, lichens and some fungi.
  • Reference Library: naturalistic guides, dycotomic keys, etc.
  • Computing facilities and internet access
  • GPS and opensource-GIS software