Research Application Form
Please submit this form by April 15, 2013 (or at least 1 month before initiating your research) for evaluation by the University-Forest Service Committee. Permission to work in the Niwot Ridge Biosphere Reserve (NWBR) will not be given for late application forms, unless special justification is provided by the investigator. Researchers who have not provided research summaries of previous manipulative experiments will not be granted permission to work in the NRBR until summaries are received. (* denotes a required field)
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...