Location & Facilities
Our faculty and staff offices are predominantly housed in Hardin Hall, 3310 Holdrege Street, Lincoln, NE.
As a land-grant institution, SNR also maintains a presence in extension and research facilities throughout Nebraska, ensuring that our focus on natural resource research and education will continue to provide for the needs of the Nebraskans who support us.
Hardin Hall Use Policy (updated December 2013)
Hardin Hall has excellent classroom facilities:
- Auditorium - Room 107 (390 seats)
- Room 162 (36 seats)
- Room 163 (68 seats)
- Room 228 (36 seats)
- Teaching wet labs Rooms 23 & 24 (30 seats each)
- Computer classroom Room 141 (23 computers | seats)
- Computer classroom Room 142 (24 computers | seats)
- Seven small- to medium-sized meeting rooms that can be used for small classes
- Hardin Hall floor plan
Our faculty have a diversity of research interests necessitating lab setups. We have access to labs in Hardin Hall, on East Campus, and around the state.
Hardin Hall labs:
Aquatic Ecology Lab
Nebraska Mesonet Lab
This lab is used to calibrate and maintain instrumentation used in the Nebraska Mesonet for the Nebraska State Climate Office's statewide weather observing network.
Fisheries and Wildlife Labs
- Applied Ecology Research Lab (Room 124)
- Fish & Wildlife Co-op Unit Lab (Room 122)
- Fish Ecology Lab (Room 118)
- Fisheries Research Lab (Room 116)
This lab investigates fish populations from Nebraska and around the world.
- Landscape Analysis & Wildlife Lab (Room 135)
This lab provides habitat management recommendations that are supported with field data.
- Wildlife Lab (Room 114)
This lab performs analyses of samples of animals, tissues, and habitats.
Climate Remote Sensing Lab
This lab contains a "Black Room" where bidirectional reflectance can be measured from 360 degrees azimuthally and 90 degrees over the zenith.
- Forestry Ecology Lab (Room 219)
- Forestry Electronic Lab (Room 222)
- Forestry Equipment Lab (Room 221)
- Forestry Physiology Lab (Room 217)
- Analysis Lab (Room 030)
- Sample Preparation Lab (Room 031)
Hydrologic Information System Lab
This lab uses remote sensing and climate data to generate maps of evapotranspiration and improve access to hydrologic data through web based services.
This lab is used for testing and calibrating various micrometeorological sensors, and to prepare equipment for instrument demonstration in various classes.
Pathoecology & Palynology Lab
This lab is for research and training in ancient diet, disease and climate change
Soil Geomorphology/Rock Labs
The Soil Geomorphology Laboratory, which is well equipped with instruments for measuring clay mineralogy (x-ray diffractometer, particle size analysis, etc.).
- Analysis Lab (Room 026)
- Instrumentation Lab (Room 027)
- Rock Lab (Room 029)
In this lab the Center for Advanced Land Management and Information Technologies conducts hyper-spectral remote sensing.
Water Chemistry Lab
Water Growth Chamber
Watershed Hydrology Lab
This lab studies the interaction and feedbacks among surface hydrology, geomorphology, drainage patterns, and biological process from microbes to vegetation.
- Aquatic Ecology and Limnology (Lake Study) Lab (Service Building)
This is an aquatic ecology and limnology (lake study) lab, housing an indoor microcosm facility with 32 artificial streams and 25 1,000-liter tanks.
- Soil Environmental Chemistry and Xenobiotics Laboratory (Kiesselbach Crops Research Laboratory Building)
The Soil Environmental Chemistry and Xenobiotics Laboratories are well equipped for environmental assessment of managed or disturbed ecosystems with state-of-the-art equipment. For instance, chemical fate and transport of contaminants can be assessed with a soil-column transport system.
- Water Sciences Laboratory (Water Sciences Laboratory Building)
The Water Sciences Laboratories, which provide cutting-edge analytical capabilities for pesticides and their metabolites, endocrine disrupters, heavy metals, and stable isotopes.