MRS field courses are designed to provide students a hands on field research experience. Course enrollment is low (10-20 students), and each course emphasizes informal interaction with the instructors and fellow students. Course credit is readily transferable to other institutions and meets the field course requirements for CU's Environmental Studies program
The 2014 Winter Ecology Course and 2014 Summer field courses are now open for registration.
Summer 2014 Field Course Schedule
- Mammalogy - June 9 - June 26
- Feeding Ecology of Animals - June 9 - June 26
- Vegetation Ecology - July 7 - July 24
- Lake and Stream Ecology - July 28 - August 14
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...