Dr. Emily Bernhardt

November 15th CWEST Distinguished Seminar: Dr. Emily Bernhardt

Sept. 7, 2017

Please join CWEST for a Distinguished Seminar by Dr. Emily Bernhardt on Wednesday, November 15th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Dr. Bernhardt's is giving a talk titled Do rivers have rhythm? Measuring the pulse of stream ecosystems . Learn more in her abstract . Dr. Bernhardt is an...

Tyler Kane

Q&A with Tyler Kane, CWEST Tuition Fellowship Recipient

Sept. 6, 2017

Tyler Kane points out mineral deposits in the rock. Tyler Kane is a charismatic community builder with an ambitious work ethic. He is also the first recipient of the CWEST Tuition Fellowship. After receiving a BS in Geology from CU Boulder, he worked at the USGS. Now, with CWEST support,...

Zachary Little in the field

Mentorship Inspires Future Scientist

Sept. 6, 2017

Zachary worked with diatoms in both the lab and the field. Photo credit: Sarah Spaulding This summer, USGS Ecologist and INSTAAR research scientist Dr. Sarah Spaulding was a research mentor in UNAVCO’s Research Experiences in Solid Earth Sciences for Students (RESESS) program and welcomed undergraduate intern Zachary Little to her...

Hubbard Brooks south facing watershed by Chris Johnson

October 25th Distinguished Seminar: Dr. Charles Driscoll

Sept. 5, 2017

Please join CWEST for a Distinguished Seminar by Dr. Charles Driscoll on Wednesday October 25th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Dr. Driscoll will give a talk titled Effects of Changing Climate on the Structure and Function of the Northern Forest: Long-Term Measurements and Experiments from the Hubbard Brook...

Gold King Mine

September 20th Distinguished Seminar: Dr. Katie Walton-Day

Sept. 5, 2017

Please join us for a CWEST Distinguished Seminar by Dr. Katie Walton-Day on Wednesday, September 20th, 11am-12pm in SEEC’s Sievers Room S228 . Dr. Walton-Day will give a talk titled The August 2015 Gold King Mine Release in the Context of Previous Geologic and Water-Quality Studies . Read her abstract...


USGS & CU Connectedness Seminar Sept 5th 3pm

Aug. 22, 2017

As we wrap up the summer season, please join us for a USGS & CU Connectedness seminar on September 5th at 3-4pm in SEEC's Sievers Room S228 about Uranium dynamics in near-surface systems: examples of active research and teaching focused on Uranium biogeochemistry. Short, TED Talk-style talks will be given...

McMurdo Dry Valley Glacier

Tracking decade-long changes in an Antarctic polar desert

Aug. 7, 2017

An abnormal season of intense glacial melt in 2002 triggered multiple distinct changes in the physical and biological characteristics of Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys (MDV) over the ensuing decade, new research led by CWEST's Education Committee Chair Michael Gooseff shows. The findings suggest that even abrupt, short-lived climate events can...

Michael Gooseff

Dr. Michael Gooseff named 2017 GSA Fellow

July 7, 2017

The Geological Society of America ( GSA) Fellows are recognized for their distinguished contributions to the geosciences through publications, applied research, teaching, administration of geological programs, contributing to the public awareness of geology, leadership of professional organizations, and taking on editorial, bibliographic, and library responsibilities. Among their numbers this year...

Snow survey on NWT Ridge

Video of INSTAAR scientists collecting hydrologic data on Niwot Ridge

July 6, 2017

Each spring, a team of researchers from CU Boulder and INSTAAR heads to Arikaree Glacier, the source of Boulder's drinking water, to measure snowpack depth. The data are used to help forecast water supplies and estimate wildfire danger for the coming year. The survey helps maintain an unbroken record of...

McMurdo Scientists and Anthony Bourdain

McMurdo LTER hosts TV Chef Anthony Bourdain

June 5, 2017

Anthony Bourdain, TV Chef and host of CNN's Parts Unknown, visits MCM LTER. PI Michael Gooseff (left) and Co-I Byron Adams (right) pictured with Bourdain (middle). Photo from Gooseff. Given the recent political climate, scientific outreach is more important than ever. The McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER (MCM LTER) has taken...