Fostering interdisciplinary research skills for students intending to work in mountain environments.
Mountain environments possess unique characteristics that make them vulnerable to environmental perturbation and difficult to study. Students in this certificate program will learn basic mountain environmental science issues, general expedition safety skills and logistics, research techniques for these complex socio-ecological systems, how to build collaborative community research relationships, and effective mountain stewardship strategies. The certificate culminates in a research project, which students then carry out during a field research experience either domestically or internationally. Learn more about the program here.
Help us reach the summit and broaden horizons.
The Mountain Environments Research Institute is currently fundraising for the Ingrid Aspen All Mountain Research Fund which will help women scientists receive awards for their field research projects. Please consider giving today so that women may find their place in the ever-changing mountain environments of tomorrow.
Follow the current Everest Expedition.
A team of Mountain Environments Research Institute faculty, students, and citizen scientists are currently collecting data on their climb of the tallest mountain in the world. More on the significance of this research and the experience of this challenge on the blog.
Get involved in the science.
There are many different research projects that create the expedition experience. For more information on these projects and the those leading them, please go here.