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Multiple opportunities exist for students to get involved with the Mountain Research Station. The station runs upper division undergraduate field courses during the summer designed to give students direct hand-on experience and training in advanced research techniques. The courses have low enrollment (<15 students) providing students with extensive individual attention. In addition, the station has been the site of a National Science Foundation sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates program for over a decade. Links to these programs are found on this page. In addition, courses from the CU Boulder campus and other universities use the MRS as a site for instruction in environmental science at the K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels.
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...