January 16th through Mar 2nd, 2019

(RESERVATIONS FOR 2019 NOW OPEN, Reservation deadline is Jan 2nd!)

Tuition: $1750, includes lodging at the Mountain Research Station

Boulder campus –  Lecture Weds 5-6pm – 7 meetings
Lectures: 16 Jan. – 27 Feb 2019

Mountain Research Station (Nederland, CO) – 6 weekends,  26 Jan –  2 Mar 2019
Times: Sat – 8:30a-5p & 7:30-8.30p, Sun – 8:30a-5p, (stay overnight at the MRS Saturday nights)

Winter Ecology StudentsWintertime offers insights into the natural history of organisms and function of ecosystems that are not often appreciated in summer visits to the field. Winter Ecology is a survey of physical and biological processes and their interaction in wintertime snow-covered environments.  Through classwork, fieldwork, and individual projects, we will focus on the dynamics of high-elevation ecosystems in the western US.  Based from the CU Mountain Research Station's year-round Moores-Collins Science Lodge, we will spend 6 weekends exploring the ecology of upper montane, subalpine, and alpine landscapes in winter. We will study plant, vertebrate, and microbial adaptations to winter and the dynamics of terrestrial, aquatic, and snowpack environments.  We will consider how winter processes play a role in “growing season” dynamics, shape landscapes, and are important factors in conservation and management of natural resources of the Rocky Mountains.

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Instructors:  Dr. Timothy Kittel, University of Colorado and Lecturer Derek Sweeney, University of Colorado
Location:  CU Boulder campus (Wed), Mountain Research Station (weekends), learn about lodging at the MRS here: https://www.colorado.edu/mrs/general-info/setting-and-facilities

Dates & Times:  Boulder campus –  Lecture Weds 5-6pm – 7 meetings Lectures: 16 Jan. – 27 Feb 2019 / Mountain Research Station (Nederland, CO) – 6 weekends,  26 Jan –  2 Mar 2019, Sat – 8:30a-5p & 7:30-8.30p, Sun – 8:30a-5p, (stay overnight at the MRS Saturday nights)

Credit:  3 credit hours in biology (EBIO 4100)
Tuition: $1750 (Includes a bed in a shared room in the Mountain Research Station Lodge)
Prerequisite: One year course work in general biology or environmental science

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