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/
Over the past decade the Mountain Pine Beetle (Dendrocthonus ponderosae) has killed millions of pine trees from New Mexico to the Yukon Territory, as a result of an unprecedented explosion in their numbers. The causes behind the beetle outbreak has been the topic of...