LI-COR Portable Photosynthesis and Fluorescence System

LI-COR Portable Photosynthesis and Fluorescence System

Using This Equipment

For more information and to utilize this equipment, please contact Michela Centinari.

Equipment full name: LI-COR Inc./LI-6400XT


The LI-6400XT is a gas exchange system that computes photosynthesis from differences in CO2 and H2O between in-chamber conditions and pre-chamber conditions. This system provides laboratory quality measurements in a field-portable system.


  • Gas analyzers are located in the sensor head, minimizing time delays
  • Measures fluorescence and gas exchange simultaneously over the same leaf area with full control of environmental variables
  • Measures small photosynthesis rates and COexchange

Example Applications

  • The instrument can be used in environments ranging from the moist tropics to the dry arctic
  • Chlorophyll photosynthesis
  • Grassland photosynthesis
  • Ecological surveys
  • Entomology
  • RespirationThick leaves
  • Turf
  • Soil flux
  • Bryophyte
  • Cphotosynthesis

Rental Cost includes:

  • Written standard operating procedures
  • Training on use, calibration, and maintenance as appropriate (as needed-depends on length of rental period)