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Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory Perched At 9,300 Ft In Colorado Is Science Mecca

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Cool Science Radio welcomes Ian Billick, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. At 9,300 feet in a picturesque canyon above Crested Butte, Colorado, in the former silver mining/ghost town of Gothic, scientists from all over the globe come each year to do research at this mountain outpost also known as RMBL. Billick is a field biologist who is interested in the ecology and evolution of complex systems. He has a Phd in Biology from UCSD and he lives in Crested Butte. 

Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.