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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.
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...