You are here
Registration is open for summer 2014 field courses. Classes are filling fast - call to find out the latest availability.
Snowpack as of early March is well above normal- we've already hit our seasonal median- great news for lowering summer forest fire danger and water supply for the lowlands, but bad news for possible flooding this spring
Winter Ecology Course 2014!! photo by Fernando Lima
3:30 am in June near the Tundra Lab
winter sunrise in February (2013) with a paucity of snow- by April the amount had increased substantially
Nacreous clouds over the Arapaho Peaks
Climate change may have profound effects on mountain forests and alpine tundra, and the benefits they provide to surrounding communities such as water, recreation, and forage. Warming of 2-5 °C is expected in the Rocky Mountains over the next 50 years.
Since 2009, a warming experiment run on Niwot Ridge by the University of California, Merced has been experimentally determining what...