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NEW! The Amazing Alpine Tundra: A Land of Extremes

Jul 10, 2020


“The combination of heavy snowfall, bitter wind, low temperatures, and mountainous topography in alpine areas creates the most severe climate in the world,” writes alpine researcher Joyce Gellhorn in her book Song of the Alpine. Yet among these extremes, a surprising diversity of life has found ways to survive and thrive. This course will explore the climate and topography that combine to shape this incredible ecosystem, and the amazing strategies alpine plants and animals use to make this their home.

Meets at the Field Institute

Instructor: Cynthia Langguth