Guild of Rocky Mountain
Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists
September 16-18, 2016
Please join us for this year’s Guild of Rocky Mountain Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists (GREEBs) meeting at the Rocky Mountain Biological laboratory between Friday, September 16 and Sunday, September 18, 2016.
GREEBs is an opportunity for researchers to get together and share results and ideas with scientists who primarily work and /or live in the Rockies. Contributions from any field of ecology and evolutionary biology are welcome. There will be two invited keynote presentations, one Friday night, and the other on Saturday night. Contributed talks will be presented all day Saturday and Sunday morning, and are 15-20 minutes in length (tbd, depending on the number of presentations). A computer and projector will be provided.
GREEBs 2016 is hosted by Dr. David Inouye, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, University of Maryland and former Ecological Society of America president as well as Dr. James Thomson, Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto and former President of the American Society of Naturalists.
Registration is now closed.
The daily meal package starts with dinner on the day of arrival, plus breakfast and lunch the next day. Breakfast is served from 7:00-8:00 am; Lunch is served from 12:00-1:00pm; Dinner is served from 6:00-7:00pm; Snacks and drinks will be served during the breaks.
Check in in Gothic on Friday, September 16, 2016 between 1:30-5:00 pm in the Board room of the billy barr community center. Dinner will be served at 6pm
On Friday, September 16, 2016 starting at 2:30pm we will be offering free 1-2 hour long Research Hikes. Meet the scientist leading the hike at 2:30pm outside the billy barr community center. Scroll down for details.
To prepare for your trip, please see here the
- Travel Information
- Lodging Information – Gothic or Off-Site
- Parking is Free. Participants park in the designated RMBL parking lots ONLY described on this Parking Map. Please stay on trails!
- Gothic Town Map
- RMBL Conference and Housing Facilities
- What to Bring to Gothic
- Register Now
- Welcome Handout
- Draft Meeting Agenda (subject to change)
on Friday, September 16, 2016 starting at 2:30pm. Meet at the Community Center.
Research Meadow Hike-Discover a variety of research with Dr. Nick Waser at RMBL’s Research Meadow to look at pollination research, the EPA weather station, and John Harte’s 20 year warming experiment. This hike requires moderate uphill hiking.
401 Carpenter/Copper Creek Loop– Explore a number of phenology plots featuring long-term research in Gothic as well as the Judd Falls weather station, and the first crossing at Copper Creek along the 410 Carpenter Loop with Dr. David Inouye. This hike requires moderate uphill hiking.
Virginia Mine Road– Hike up to the Virginia Mine road with Dr. Mary Price to give you a nice overview of the East River valley and Gothic. Along the elevational gradient you will encounter various research sites. This hike is moderate to strenuous.
Irwin Townsite– See bumble bee nests, gophers, and transplant gardens at the Irwin townsite as part of Dr. James Thomson’s tour of the Big Players in the Subalpine. The group will meet at 8am to carpool on a 40 minute drive from Gothic to Irwin. This experience includes easy walking.
Town of Gothic– Go on a stroll with Dr. Ian Billick to learn about the history of the Gothic mining town and to visit RMBL’s key facilities, such as the Gothic Research Center (built in 2012), the Community Center (built in 2014) and the historic McLeod log cabin (renovated in 2014).