Summer 2018,  July 5th - July 24th, (NOW OPEN FOR RESERVATIONS)

Students measure vegetationVegetation 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, the class will spend 3 weeks exploring the ecology of the region – from Great Plains grasslands to the Continental Divide, with an emphasis on dynamics of upper montane, subalpine, and alpine landscapes.


Instructors:  Dr. Timothy Kittel, University of Colorado and Gwen Kittel, Professional Ecologist
Location:  Mountain Research Station and surrounding areas
Dates & Times:  July 5th - July 24th, 8am-5pm, Note Days: (Week 1 Thur-Fri) /  (Week 2 Mon-Thur) / (Week 3 Mon-Thur)  / (Week 4 Mon-Tues).  (Students are welcome to go home on weekends or when class is not in session)
Credit:  3 credit hours in biology (EBIO 4100)
Tuition: $2100 (Includes room in a 2-person rustic cabin and all meals at the Mountain Research Station during your stay)
Prerequisite: One year course work in general biology or environmental science

For more information:

Dr. Tim Kittel
University of Colorado Boulder

Course Syllabus (pdf)

Questions about staying at the Mountain Research Station during your course?  See our Guide to Visiting and Living at the Station.

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