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Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve is a University of Minnesota biological field station with many ecosystems and species found throughout the forests and grasslands of North America. You are now viewing a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about Cedar Creek.

Up in the Air

As results from aerial analyses of biodiversity roll in, Cedar Creek researchers set their sights even higher, participating in a lofty proposal to launch a satellite that can do the job on a global scale.
A remotely sensed spectral image of the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve prairie grassland biodiversity experiment (BioDIV).</body></html>

Cedar Creek Graduate Fellows Program

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (CCESR) is now accepting applications for our summer Graduate Fellows Program.

This program provides partial summer support for graduate students who are conducting thesis research at Cedar Creek to mentor undergraduate student researchers. Please share this announcement with any graduate students to whom this opportunity might be of interest. 

CBS People: Hannah Skog

A split appointment between Cedar Creek and the St. Paul administrative cluster provides this CBS'er with a unique perspective.
Hannah Skog
What do you do here?

I'm the Facilities Coordinator & Executive Assistant for the St.

Biodiversity's Big Picture

CBS researchers participate in collaborative international effort to bring together science and policy around biodiversity and ecosystem services.
IPBES group photo
A group photo from Bogota, Colombia, where the first meeting of the Americas regional assessment team took place in August.

Jeannine Cavender-Bares and Forest Isbell w

Inviting Culture

Cedar Creek hosted a unique NASA-funded program for Native American students this summer designed to bridge climate change and culture.
Researchers in the field at Cedar Creek

Jake Grossman talks with Allen Butterfield and ZhaaZhaa Greensk

Diversity key to ecosystem stability

New study using data collected at Cedar Creek points to loss of species as common thread in reduced ecosystem stability following human-induced changes.
Cedar Creek Biodiversity plots

Biological diversity brings beauty and variety to our lives and to the world around us.