The equipment available at the Mensing Pollen Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno includes three Nikon Labophot light microscopes with high quality (Plan-Apo) 40x and 100x objectives for pollen analysis, and three Nikon dissecting scopes for charcoal and macrofossil analysis. The lab is also equipped with a water deionizer for purification, and a fume hood and Beckman centrifuge for pollen extraction. An analytical balance is available for the weighing of small samples and a standard balance for the weighing of large samples. The lab is also equipped with a laboratory oven for drying samples, a muffle furnace for LOI analysis, and a desiccators for the storage of samples during analysis. There is also a 6 by 8 walk-in cooler for the storage of sediment cores.