The InnoTech/UofA above ground mesocosm facility, located in Vegreville enables configurable, innovative approaches for:
• Assessing potential environmental and ecological impacts of industrial activities.
• Examining indirect and synergistic responses.
• Incorporating more complex and controlled assessments into current and future research programs.
Instrumentation options include: time lapse and plant root cameras, lysimeters, piezometers, temperature, conductivity and moisture sensors, soil gas flux measurement, and more. Modular configuration allows for custom placement of main and ancillary tanks; more tanks can be added, depending on needs.