Climate in My Backyard summer camp session immerses kids grades 5–7 in climate and ecosystem science

Dan Vanderpool teaches students about pine beetles.

Whether you ski, float, farm or fish, the climate affects you and your ecosystem – from microbes to entire watersheds. That was the main message conveyed to participants in the June 2013 IoE session of Montana State University’s weeklong Peaks & Potentials camp for high ability kids entering grades 5, 6 and 7.

Woods, Art

Associate Professor
Division of Biological Sciences
University of Montana

I am a physiological ecologist working at the University of Montana. My primary interests are in plant-insect ecology, and the physiological and biophysical details of their interaction. Currently, my lab group and I work at a field site in southeastern Arizona, near the Chiricahua Mountains, on a desert population of hawkmoths and several of their native host plants. More broadly, I'm interested in the physiology of invertebrates, applications of information theory to physiological ecology, and modeling species distributions.


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