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3 faculty members headed out on Fulbright Program (CU Boulder Today)

Aug. 10, 2022

Katharine Suding is among three CU Boulder faculty members who received Fulbright fellowships to study internationally. Suding will travel to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, to work on a project called Recovery, Resilience and the Ecology of Change.

A multidisciplinary team walks through an open forest to survey the future site of an EcoTram, a moving monitoring platform

Persistent places update: Groups come together to define and map climate change in Colorado’s public lands

July 28, 2022

A convergence research project is uniting land managers, local residents, and scientists to jointly understand how Colorado Front Range ecosystems and public lands are responding to pressures from people and climate change.

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Lina C. Pérez-Ángel: Proud to study paleoclimate in Colombia (AGU EOS)

July 26, 2022

As a young Latina, Pérez-Ángel brings a fresh perspective to paleoclimatology. She's profiled in an AGU Eos feature.

Peyton Thomas at the microscope

A passion for science and the outdoors fuels one woman’s drive to combat climate change (Rocky Mountain PBS)

July 21, 2022

INSTAAR postdoctoral scholar Peyton Thomas loves being in nature, but as a scientist she is well-aware of the threat climate change poses to our environment. She also hopes to inspire the next generation of Black women scientists.

Closeup of alpine flowers near CU Boulder's Mountain Research Station

Mountain Research Station celebrates 100th anniversary (CU Independent)

June 27, 2022

This week, the Mountain Research Station (MRS), the University of Colorado Boulder’s field research facility, is celebrating its 100th anniversary since it was constructed in 1920. The celebration was delayed by two years due to the COVID-19 virus, but is kicking off its celebration in-person, bringing in several scientists and artists to perform seminars and talks for the public.

1909 black and white image of Dr. Francis Ramaley and Dr. Caldwell (right) with a class in the forest near the Mountain Research Station

The Mountain Research Station turns 100 years old

June 14, 2022

Twenty-six miles west of Boulder, scientists and students at the Mountain Research Station have gathered since 1920 to conduct some of the world’s most unique studies on high-altitude ecology and, more recently, how climate change is altering it. As it celebrates its 100th anniversary this month, its director is already planning for the next 100.

Logs in a Colorado mountain stream

INSTAAR DEI Summer Scholars share research plans

May 20, 2022

INSTAAR’s first cohort of DEI Summer Scholars has been announced. Sáde Cromratie Clemons, Christina Geller, and Katarena Matos will each be awarded a stipend for the summer months to continue their research projects.

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Dean Jim White to leave CU Boulder for position in North Carolina (CU Boulder Today)

May 19, 2022

Jim White, acting dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and INSTAAR researcher, has accepted the position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. White will remain at CU Boulder through June 30.

Colorado State House Science Committee meets around the table with CU science leaders

U.S. House committee, Colorado congressional delegation visit campus (CU Boulder Today)

May 4, 2022

On May 3, members of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and Colorado congressional delegation joined leaders and scientists from CU Boulder, including INSTAAR Director Merritt Turetsky, to showcase university research and federal partnerships.

Four 8th graders touching, smelling, and learning about permafrost.

Angevine Middle School students visit INSTAAR for hands-on science

April 21, 2022

200 students from Angevine Middle School criss-crossed INSTAAR space this morning, engaging in hands-on science activities. Students touched and smelled permafrost, looked at algae through microscopes, tested water pollution in local streams, investigated soil texture, learned about chickadees, and checked out weather and climate measurements in fast-paced, hands-on activities.

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