Welcome

The Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research (MPCER) promotes cross-disciplinary research and education to understand critical environmental processes and the implications of change resulting from human activities. The MPCER has been instrumental in developing and supporting infrastructure needed to advance both research and education. Through its efforts, the MPCER is helping to create the scientific knowledge and understanding needed to address significant environmental challenges, including climate change and biodiversity loss. Since its inception, the geographic focus of the MPCER has expanded beyond the Colorado Plateau to include research sites in places as far away as the Mariana Islands.

  • Cutting Edge Research
    Cutting Edge Research

    Research facilities & services

    Biological collections are used to advance research and training

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  • Bobbi Wilson measuring germination rates
    Bobbi Wilson measuring germination rates

    Hands-on student learning & research

    Opportunities for students to gain real-world research experience

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  • Scotch broom is an invasive species that affects soil chemistry
    Scotch broom is an invasive species that affects soil chemistry

    News

    NSF-funded research to examine long-term effects of invasive shrub                                                

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