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. 

  • Cutting Edge Research
    Cutting Edge Research

    Research facilities & services

    Biological collections are used to advance research and training                                                                  

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  • Box Elders
    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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  • Public Outreach
    Public Outreach

    2018 Summer Bug Camp

    Register now: June 18-22 or July 23-27, 2018. Scholarships available.

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