PEARL Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory
Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston ON, Canada, K7L 3N6
Basic Laboratory and Field Methods Used at PEARL
A valuable source of paleolimnological methods is the DPER book series Volumes 1-4
Peat and other types of coring video
Line Attachment Procedures for Glew Gravity Corers
The 'jezioro' package for R is a collection of several functions and datasets that simplify some of the work performed at PEARL. The current version (0.18) contains functions to infer spectral chlorophyll a in sediment samples, calculate 210Pb dates, and simplify cladoceran count data, as well as several example datasets calibration sets.
'jezioro' for Windows 'jezioro' for Linux/OS X 'jezioro' User Guide
For internal METHODS and DOCUMENTS only available to PEARL students and researchers: Click Here. (Password required)
A great source for Canadian topographic maps is http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/topo/map/
Google Earth Engine is a useful interactive resource for time-lapse mapping of your study area. You can screen capture video for presentations using Snagit or similar.
There are many resources on our links page at