Niwot Ridge LTER Program
LTER researchers Courtney Meier and Kim Lohnas with the South Saint Vrain drainage and Mount Audobon in the background
The Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research program has been one of the largest research presences on Niwot Ridge since its inception in 1990. Research themes of the program include the movement of energy and nutrients across the alpine-subalpine landscape, the influence of nitrogen pollution on ecosystems and hydrology, and the influence of climate on diversity and ecosystem function. The program website can be found at: http://culter.colorado.edu/NWT/
Field courses are designed to provide students a hands on field research experience. Enrollment is low and each course emphasizes informal interaction with the instructors and fellow students. Course credit is readily transferable to other institutions and meets the application requirement for CU's Environmental Studies program.
2017 Winter Course...