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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    Box Elders

    New Research

    New Nature Plants paper finds that climate change will result in more male plants in species with separate sexes.                              

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    Summer Bug Camp

    Summer Bug Camp: June 19-23 & July 17-21, 2017. Register your camper now!