Pool Facility

The Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, with funding from the Ohio Division of Wildlife and the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (OSU), built (and continues to maintain) an outdoor pool facility just north of our main research building. Within a fenced, secure enclosure, 54 experimental pools (2,500 liters each) are available for extensive replicate experiments with fish and other aquatic organisms. Pools are grouped onto tree-shaded pads, each with its own freeze-proof hydrant. Each pool is supplied with an inflow (up to 20 liters per min, depending on the number of pools in use) of de-chlorinated city water, drains, low-pressure air supply, and a ground-fault electrical outlet.

set of pools outside the AEL for fish and aquatic research

Pools outside the AEL for fish and aquatic research