Alton C. Byers

Research

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 instaar@colorado.edu at INSTAAR for information regarding programs with an interest in mountain geography.

Research Activities

Research Projects