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Sediment Analysis Services Description Rate
Site Assessment/Study Design Aiding clients (researchers, landowners, geoarcheologists, etc) design a sampling approach to gather most appropriate data per request. Includes site visits and/or phone consultations $100/hour
Field Sampling Profile descriptions and sample collection in the field $60/hour
Laboratory Analysis Sample preparation (disaggregation, #10 Sieve, %>2mm) $5/ea
  pH $5/ea
  Munsell color $3/ea
  % Moisture by loss-on-ignition $5/ea
  % Moisture & organic matter by loss-on-ignition $7/ea
  Moisture & organic matter % carbonate by loss-on-ignition $10/ea
  Laser diffraction particle-size analysis $15/ea
  Laser diffraction particle-size analysis with one pretreatment (organic matter, carbonate, or iron oxide) removal $20/ea
  Laser diffraction particle-size analysis with two pretreatments (organic matter, carbonate, or iron oxide) removal $25/ea
  Laser diffraction particle-size analysis with three pretreatments (organic matter, carbonate, or iron oxide) removal $30/ea
  Hydrometer or pipette particle size analysis $20/ea
  Hydrometer or pipette particle size analysis with one pretreatment (organic matter, carbonate or iron oxide) removal $25/ea
  Hydrometer or pipette particle size analysis with two pretreatment (organic matter, carbonate or iron oxide) removal $30/ea
  Hydrometer or pipette particle size analysis with three pretreatment (organic matter, carbonate or iron oxide) removal $35/ea
  Mechanical sieving (5 sieves) $20/ea
  Mechanical sieving (10 sieves) $35/ea
Report Writing Preparation of scientific reports, publications, and papers (4 hour minimum) $100/hour
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Tree-Ring Services Description Rate
Site Assessment/Study Design Aiding researchers, landowners, forestry consultants, and others design a sampling protocol to gather appropriate data per request. Includes site visits and/or phone consultations $100/hour
Field Sampling Collecting samples in the field – ex: increment cores, partial cross sections, full cross sections $60/hour
Tree-Ring Sample Preparation Drying, gluing, sanding, finishing increment cores and cross sections in preparation for dendrochronological dating $20/hour
Crossdating and Chronology Development Assigning accurate calendar dates to each ring in each sample, measuring ring widths of each sample, and combining them into one indexed time series $40/hour
Statistical Analysis of Ring-Width Data Analyzing patterns shown by ring-width data relative to questions being asked; ex: tree productivity, stand productivity, climate-tree growth relationships $100/hour
Report Writing Preparation of scientific reports, publications, and papers (4 hour minimum) $100/hour
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Charcoal Services Description Rate
Field Sampling Collecting lake sediment and soil samples in the field $60/hour
Sediment Processing for Pollen Process sample completely, mount onto microscope slide $40/hour
Pollen Analysis Identification and totaling of pollen types present in sample.  Production of pollen diagram. $40/ea
Sediment Processing for Microscopic Charcoal Process sample completely, mount onto microscope slide $40/hour
Microscopic Charcoal Analysis Tallying of microscopic charcoal pieces using the point-count method $30/ea
Sediment and Soil Processing for Macroscopic Charcoal Disaggregate samples, sieve to achieve specified size ranges, transfer samples, dry samples $30/hour
Macroscopic Charcoal Quantification (Sediments) Tallying of macroscopic charcoal fragments in each size range.  $20/ea
Macroscopic Charcoal Analysis (Sediments) Production of charcoal diagrams and interpretation $40/hour
Macroscopic Charcoal Quantification (Soils) Extraction of charcoal from lithic and other organic materials, mass determination $30/hour
Macroscopic Charcoal Analysis (Soils) Statistical analysis, production of graphical data $40/hour
Charcoal Identification Taxonomic identification of macroscopic charcoal $10/ea
Report Writing Preparation of scientific reports, publications, and papers (4 hour minimum) $75/hour
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