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Pika in a Changing Climate

Spend a day in the Colorado Rockies with Chris Ray, a Research Associate in EBIO working with INSTAAR to research the effects of latitude, elevation, and slope aspect on pikas' physiological stress and survival in changing local climate.  This is science up close.

Once you've watched the video from CU Outreach, read more about Chris' research on pikas in Outside Magazine's blog, or check out how you can get involved through the Front Range Pika Project.

Team Pika leader Chris Ray releases a pika near Mitchell Lake, August 2014.Team Pika treks up to their first day of field research, summer 2015. Photo by Chris Ray.Summer fieldwork has begun, so we have new photos to share. Team Pika, June 2015: Diamond Nwaeze, Christian Prince, Jesse Marcus, and Max Plichta. The team was on Niwot Ridge at the start of the field season. Photo by Chris Ray.Students Max Plichta and Diamond Nwaeze measure the foot of a pika. Photo by Chris Ray, July 2014.Max Plichta releases a pika after study, July 2014.Student Taylor Stratton releases a pika near the Mountain Research Station, July 2012.

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