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Timothy Kittel is a research ecologist and climate
scientist with the Institute of Arctic and Alpine
Research, University of Colorado, Boulder. He has more
than thirty-five years of professional research
experience in global change science, with contributions
to the study of climate-biosphere interaction,
historical climatic change, and regional ecosystem and
climate modeling. Dr. Kittel's work on climate
change impacts has been included in IPCC and US National
Assessments. His current research foci are on
approaches for handling climate change uncertainty in
biodiversity conservation and on climate change in high
mountain regions. Dr. Kittel has more than 90
peer-reviewed peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and
edited books in ecology and climate dynamics, along with
more than 40 climatic and ecological public-access
datasets. He is Editor-in-Chief for the journal Climate.
INTERNATIONAL FIELD EXPERIENCE
- Conservation Biology and Practice in Brazil's Atlantic Forest - Study Abroad field course Forthcoming Summer 2024
|Conservation Biology & Practice
in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest (Education Abroad
Global Seminar, Maymester, 4 credits EBIO/ENVS
4340/5340) is held in a 'conservation crisis' setting --
the Atlantic Forest of eastern Brazil. This
ecoregion is a highly threatened center of faunal and
floral biodiversity. Because much of the forest is
in human-dominated landscapes, successful conservation
practice can only occur jointly with efforts to
alleviate socioeconomic issues.
In two and a half weeks, the course offers you hands-on experience through on-going conservation programs that couple biological understanding with practice. The course is based out of the educational facilities of the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPĘ), one of Brazil's largest environmental non-governmental organizations. On a seven-day field trip to the iconic Iguaçu Falls, you'll visit and learn about conservation in practice in Iguaçu National Park and the proposed Trinational Biodiversity Corridor.
The course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in disciplines pertinent to conservation and meets EBIO's Field/Lab and 4000 course requirements and ENVS Application and specialization requirements. Financial Aid available.
For more information, please see: http://abroad.colorado.edu/?go=BrazilGS, or email: Scott Funk, Program Manager (Scott.Funk@Colorado.edu) or Dr. Tim Kittel, Program Faculty Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additional details:
Vegetation Ecology (EBIO 4100, 3 credits) is a CU summer field course surveying the physical and biological processes that control the distribution and dynamics of vegetation. Through fieldwork and individual projects, you will gain hands-on experience regarding concepts and field methods in vegetation science. Based at the Mountain Research Station, we will spend 3 weeks exploring the ecology of the region – from Great Plains grasslands to the Continental Divide, with a focus on dynamics of upper montane, subalpine, and alpine landscapes. Fieldwork will emphasize conceptual bases for and practicalities of vegetation research.
Dates are in July 2022, Mondays-Thursdays. For more information and to sign up for the course, please see the Mountain Research Station's website
Winter Ecology (EBIO 4100 section 570/571, 3 credits) is a survey of physical and biological processes in wintertime snow-covered environments. We will spend 5 weekends exploring the ecology of upper montane, subalpine, and treeline landscapes in winter--processes which strongly affect what we see in summer. Topics include winter climate dynamics, snowpack evolution, vegetation dynamics, soil ecology, mammalogy, ornithology, and limnology. The course is based out of the CU Mountain Research Station's year-round Science Lodge.
For dates and course details, see the course website. To sign up for the course, please see the Mountain Research Station's website
BRAZIL'S ATLANTIC FOREST
POLAND'S BIALOWIEZA FOREST NP - EUROPEAN BISON
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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - RIDGWAY'S HAWK
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Backcountry / Telemark skiing
Mountain & Road biking
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
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INSTAAR University of Colorado at Boulder NREL, Colorado State University
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