Each of its eight separate compartments can precisely manipulate light and temperature, acting as unique experiment sites. Since its opening at Wallingford in 2009 researchers have used the 38m-long GroDome for studying such diverse subjects as soil bacteria, ants, gorse and heather.
The structure has two main sections – one where the experiments actually take place, and the ‘potting shed’ where the experiments are set up. In the potting shed there is also a freezer and a fridge used to store samples from the field until they’re needed.
Explore the GroDome
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