GREEBs 2019

2019 – Guild of Rocky Mountain

Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists

Gothic Mountain – by Meera Sethi


 GREEBs Welcome Handout

Updated GREEBs 2019 agenda

September 6-8, 2019

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 6 and Sunday, September 8, 2019.

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 2019 is hosted by Dr. Rebecca Irwin, Professor, Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, Director, Biology Graduate Program, Department of Applied Ecology, North Carolina State University.

GREEBs 2019 is also hosted by Dr. Scott Wissinger, Professor, Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Allegheny College.

Registration for GREEBs is Now closed.

Pets are not allowed at RMBL. Also, the RMBL campus is smoke-free, and there is no smoking allowed within the RMBL fenceline. Smoking is allowed on the county road only.

The daily meal package starts with dinner at 6:00 pm on Friday, September 6, 2019, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, September 7, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday, September 8, 2019. 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 will be in Gothic on Friday, September 6, 2019 between 1:30-5:00 pm in the Board room of the billy barr community center.

If you are giving a talk, bring your presentations on a thumbdrive compatible with a PC as a Powerpoint (ideal) or PDF to be uploaded during check in on Friday, September 6, 2019.

Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm.

On Friday, September 6, 2019 starting at 2:30 pm 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

Questions: contact Gesa Michel or Samantha Siegfried at RMBL.

Research Hikes

RMBL scientists will offer free research hikes on Friday, September 6, 2019 starting at 2:30 pm. Meet outside the billy barr community center. When you register you will be asked to indicate if you would like to attend a tour.

  1. Tour of Gothic and History of Field Stations. Go on a stroll in the townsite of Gothic with Dr. Ian Billick to tour RMBL and to learn about the history of field stations. This tour involves some walking in Gothic.
  2. Warming Experiment and Research Laboratory. Explore the current state of the warming experiment in the Research Meadow with Dr. Jennifer Reithel. Then, discover science conducted in the state of the art Gothic Research Center. This hike requires moderate uphill hiking.
  3. Hike and Tour of Bee and Wildflower Meadows.  The tour by Dr. Rebecca Irwin will include various sites around the RMBL and adjacent areas of long-term flowering and bee collection meadows.  The final tour destination will be dependent on scientist and family interests.
  4. Exploring caddis flies and/or salamanders in an East River Valley pond. This tour will be led by Dr. Scott Wissinger.