Summer 2023, June 19th - July 7th
Vegetation Ecology is a survey of physical and biological processes that control the distribution and dynamics of vegetation. Through fieldwork and individual projects, students will gain hands-on experience regarding concepts and field methods in vegetation science. Based at the CU Mountain Research Station, we will spend 3 weeks exploring the ecology of the region – from Great Plains grasslands to the Continental Divide, with a focus on dynamics of upper montane, subalpine, and alpine landscapes. Fieldwork will emphasize conceptual bases for and practicalities of vegetation research. Course components –Background lectures, Field trip (Plains-to-tundra altitudinal transect), Field exercises, Readings, and Individual research projects.
Instructors: Dr. Timothy Kittel, University of Colorado / Karin Edwards, Field Botanist
Location: Mountain Research Station and surrounding areas
Dates & Times: June 19th - July 7th, Mon-Thur / Mon-Thur / Mon, Wed-Fri 8am-5pm [no class on 4th of July]
Credit: 3 credit hours in biology (EBIO 4100)
Tuition: $2450 (Includes room in a 2-person rustic cabin and all meals at the Mountain Research Station on days when class is in session)
Prerequisite: One year course work in general biology or environmental science
For more information:
Dr. Tim Kittel
University of Colorado Boulder
Questions about staying at the Mountain Research Station during your course? See our Guide to Visiting and Living at the Station.