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


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.