Summer Global Change Ecology course open

This summer, the College of Biological Sciences will offer a section of BIOL3004 in the Global Change Ecology research area that allows students to complete their research projects at a University field site. 

Here's some course information:

  • Summer session runs for 13 weeks, from May 16 to August 12.
  • The course is three credits and fulfills the BIOL3004 requirement for students in the CBS.
  • The course will meet for a weekly two-hour class on the St. Paul campus on Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Several field research days will occur at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, a UMN field station.
    • Students should be available Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Field work will not happen every week, but students should keep that time open in their schedules.
    • Transportation to the field site is offered from the St. Paul campus. However, students are also welcome to provide their own transport to the site. Cedar Creek is about a 40- to 60-minute drive from the Twin Cities. 
  • You do not need to have participated in a BIOL 1961 Global Change Ecology section to participate in this course.

For more information, please contact the course coordinators, Max Kramer ( and Catherine Kirkpatrick (

April, 2022