Alton C. Byers


My research centers on:

  • Climate change analysis and adaptation in high mountain environments.
  • Alpine protection and restoration.
  • Program design, management, and implementation.
  • Applied, management-oriented field research (physical and social sciences).
  • Monitoring and evaluation methods.
  • Parks and protected areas.

See more about HiMAP's work with assessment of glacial lakes and climate adaptation in these videos:

See a photo exhibit about changing Himalayan glaciers on the American Alpine Club website.

Thinking about graduate school?

Undertaking a graduate degree can be an exciting and challenging step toward the pursuit of mountain geography as a career.  Unfortunately, I am not in a position to accept graduate students into research positions at this time. However, I would highly recommend that you investigate other faculty at INSTAAR and in the Geography department at CU Boulder, and contact at INSTAAR for information regarding programs with an interest in mountain geography.

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