Jul 15, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Programs and Facilities for Research and Study

The Libraries

Ivan Gaetz, Dean
William Robertson Coe Library, (307) 766-3279

The University Libraries include the William Robertson Coe Library, the Emmett Chisum Special Collection; the Library Annex, located in the basement of the Biological Science Building, housing government publications and older journals; the Brinkerhoff Earth Resources Information Center, located in the S.H. Knight Geology Building; the Learning Resource Center, located in the Education Building; the Rocky Mountain Herbarium Research Collection, located in the Aven Nelson Building; and the National Park Service Research Center collection in Jackson, Wyoming. UW-Casper is served by the Casper College Goodstein Foundation Library.

The libraries’ cataloged collections total over 1.6 million volumes, with over 33,000 volumes added annually. 14,000 active periodical and serial titles are supplementedwith accessto over 90,000 unique electronic journals and over 800,000 ebooks. In addition, the libraries provide extensive microforms collections and a library of over 175,000 maps, and serve as a depository for United States government publications.

Through participation in the Wyoming Libraries Database (WYLD), Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (“Alliance”), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), Hathi Trust, OCLC, the Network of National Libraries of Medicine, on-line information retrieval systems, and the interlibrary loan network, access is provided to other library resources from throughout the nation and the world.

The College of Law maintains a separate Law Library.

Library Faculty:

STEPHEN C. BOSS, B.M. Simpson College 1983; B.A. 1984; M.L.S. University of Denver 1985; M.A. 1986; Associate Librarian, University Libraries 2008, 2002.

DAVID BROWN, B.A. University of Redlands 2002; M.A. Columbia University 2003, 2006; Ed.D. 2007; M.L.I.S. Wayne State University 2015; Assistant Librarian, University Libraries 2020.

KAIJSA CALKINS, B.A. University of Washington, Bothell 2001; M.L.I.S. University of Washington, Seattle 2004; Associate Librarian, University Libraries 2012, 2006.

IVAN GAETZ, B.A. University of Alberta 1975; M. Div. University of Saskatchewan 1978; Th. M. Regis College, University of Toronto 1985; M.L.S. University of Alberta 1988; M. Ed. 1991; Ph.D. University of British Columbia 2004; Dean, University Libraries 2016.

JANICE GROVER, B.A. University of Wyoming 2005; M.A. 2017; M.L.S. Emporia State University 2009; Associate Librarian 2021. 

CYNTHIA D. HUGHES, B.A. The College of William and Mary 1994; M.L.I.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1996; Associate Librarian, University Libraries 2020, 2014.

CHAD E. HUTCHENS, B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder 1999; M.A. 2001; M.L.I.S. University of Texas at Austin 2004; Associate Librarian, University Libraries 2014, 2008.

NELIA KOONTZ, B.A. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2020; M.I.S. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2022; Assistant Librarian, University Libraries, 2023. 

DAVID D. KRUGER, B.S. South Dakota State University 1991; B.S.Ed. Minot State University 1994; M.A. Kansas State University 1996; M.L.S. University of Missouri 1998; Librarian, University Libraries 2016, 1998.

CASSANDRA KVENILD, B.A. University of Wyoming 1996; M.L.I.S. University of Washington, Seattle 2000; Librarian, University Libraries 2018, 2008.

PAULA MARTIN, B.A. Truman State University 1994; M.L.I.S. University of Missouri 2007; Associate Librarian, University Libraries 2020.

DEBORAH McCARTHY, B.A. Lycoming College 1983; M.L.S. Texas Woman’s University 1989; M.B.A. New Mexico State University 2003; Associate Librarian 2009, 2004.

SAMANTHA PETER, B.A. University of Wyoming 2016; M.S.I.S. University of Texas at Austin 2018; Assistant Librarian, University Libraries 2018.

JESSICA RARDIN, B.A. Beloit College 2013; M.L.I.S. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2020; Assistant Librarian 2021. 

BRYAN RICUPERO, B.A. Boston University 1996; M.L.I.S. University of Kentucky 2012; Associate Librarian, University Libraries 2020, 2014.

LAWRENCE O. SCHMIDT, B.S. Montana State University 1987; M.S. 1995; M.L.S. Emporia State University 2002; Librarian, University Libraries 2020, 2008, 2002.

KATHRYN SENN  B.A. Eastern Michigan University 2019; M.S.I.S. University of Texas 2022; Assistant Librarian, University Libraries 2022.

DENNIS SHANNON, B.A. Purchase College, SUNY, 2012; M.I. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey 2019; Assistant Librarian, University Libraries, 2021. 

KATHARINE TEKYL, B.A. Illinois Wesleyan University 2019; M.A. Indiana University-Bloomington 2022; M.L.S.

Centennial Complex

Designed by internationally prominent architect Antoine Predock to represent both an “archival mountain” and a town at the foot of the mountain, this dramatic building contains the collections of the American Heritage Center and the UW Art Museum. It is located at 2111 Willett Drive, just north of the Arena Auditorium and War Memorial Stadium.

American Heritage Center

Paul Flesher, Director
(307) 766-2474
Web site: http://ahc.uwyo.edu

The American Heritage Center (AHC) isthe university’s repository of manuscripts collections, itsrare bookslibrary, and its official archives. The Center is one of the largest and most consulted non-governmental repositoriesin the United States. In 2010 it wasrecognized as one of the most distinguished archives in the nation when it received the Society of American Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award.

The Center placesservice to UW undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty as its highest priority. However, because the AHC’s collections are known worldwide, UW undergraduates using the Center’s holdings might be working alongside scholars from Japan or Nigeria or the producers of PBS’s American Experience.

The AHC’s collections are of interest to far more than history majors. Each year Center archivists work with students in more than two dozen disciplines at UW: Art, African-American Studies, Agricultural Education, American Indian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Botany, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Creative Writing, Energy Law, Geography and Recreation, History,International Studies, Lab School, English, Music, Nursing, Pharmacy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Secondary Education, Sociology, University Studies, Women’s Studies, Zoology. The AHC also works with a dozen public school classes annually.

  • Like most major university repositories, the AHC collects both regionally and nationally in select areas. Majorsubject concentrations of the 75,000 cubic foot manuscript collections include Wyoming and the American West, the mining and petroleum industries, Western politics and leadership, conservation, journalism, transportation, and 20th century entertainment such as popular music, radio, television, and film.
  • The Toppan Library is the University’s rare book center. More than 50,000 items range from medieval illuminated manuscripts to the 21st century. Subject strengths include the American West, British and American literature, early exploration of North America, religion, hunting and fishing, natural history, women authors, and the book arts. Unlike most rare book libraries, it is an active teaching site and welcomes both undergraduates and the public.

The AHC website has earned several national awards. Our digital collections contain 100,000+ photos and historical documents: http://digitalcollections.uwyo.edu.

The archivists of the AHC are state, regional, national, and international leaders in their fields, speaking and publishing on historical, archival, and library topics. Several teach national workshops. The Center’s reference archivists are leaders in their profession in undergraduate outreach and instruction. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit and make use of the collections - no appointments are necessary. The American Heritage Center hours are: Reading Room M-F, 9am-4pm & Toppan Library M-F, 9am-4pm.  Building (M-F, 9am-5pm).

American Heritage Center Faculty:

Reference Services …766-3756, AHCRef@uwyo.edu 

Paul Flesher, Director …766-2474, PFlesher@uwyo.edu,

William Hopkins, Asst Dir/Head of Collection Mgmt …766-6836, WHopkins@uwyo.edu

John Waggener, University Archives/AHC Historian …766-2563, UWArchives@uwyo.edu

Ginny Kilander, Head of Reference & Anaconda Collection …766-2553, Ginny.Kilander@uwyo.edu

Jamie Green, Head of Arrangement & Description …766-6508, jgreene@uwyo.edu

Leslie Waggener, Alan K. Simpson Institute …766-2557, LWaggen2@uwyo.edu

Mary Beth Brown, Toppan Rare Books Library …766-2565, Mary.Brown@uwyo.edu 

Brigida Blasi, Public History Educator…766-2580, bblasi@uwyo.edu

Art Museum

Marianne Eileen Wardle, Director
(307) 766-6622
Web site: http://www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum

Located on the eastside of campusin the award-winning Centennial Complex, the Art Museum was established to “bring the world of art to Wyoming.” As an academic museum and a leader in the arts, the Art Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets art to inspire creativity and nurture lifelong learning for the people of Wyoming.

The Art Museum’s permanent collection comprises over 8,000 objects, including European and American paintings, prints, sculpture and drawings, special collections of 18th and 19th century Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, 15th through 19th century Persian and Indian miniature paintings, 20th century Haitian art, 20th century Japanese netsuke, 20th century and contemporary photography, and Rapa Nui, Papua New Guinea, African, and Native American artifacts. Exhibitions are curated from the permanent collection, contemporary art by regional, national and international artists, and art from the American West to support the academic mission of the University of Wyoming, provide original resource material for students of all ages, and enhance the cultural life of Wyoming’s citizens and visitors. The Art Museum provides extensive education programs for all ages, including preschool through 12th grade, university community and life-long learners. Museum experiences can be scheduled for all ages and are based on the model of observe, question, explore, create, and reflect. These experiences are active learning and often involved time in the galleries and studios planned and facilitated by a trained educator or curator. Each visit is tailored to group needs and can be tied to curriculum goals or group outcomes as needed.

The museum’s statewide outreach programs include the Ann Simpson Artmobile and the Regional Touring Exhibition Service, which provide art-filled and creative opportunities to Wyoming people in even the most remote communities and underserved situations. The Artmobile brings original art and programming delivered by a professionally trained museum educator to schools, community centers, libraries, art spaces and adult-living centers. For a small one-way shipping fee, the Regional Touring Exhibition Service circulates exhibitions of original art from the permanent collection to venues across the state. Curriculum guides and interpretive materials are included.

The Art Museum is free to all and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Hours are extended to include Thursdays until 7 pm during the academic year. Additional information on the Art Museum is available on its webpage, www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum; Facebook (University of Wyoming Art Museum), Instagram (#uwartmuseum) and YouTube (uwartmuseum).

Art Museum Faculty

KATIE CHRISTENSEN, B.F.A. University of Wyoming 2003; M.F.A. Bowling Green State University 2011; Curator of Education and Statewide Engagement/Assistant Lecturer 2015.

RAECHEL COOK, B.A. University of Northern Colorado 2010; M.F.A. Kansas State University 2014; Curator of Academic Engagement/Assistant Lecturer 2018.

NICOLE CRAWFORD, B.A. University of Nebraska 1997; M.A. 2005; Chief Curator/Associate Lecturer 2017, 2009.

SARITA TALUSANI KELLER, B.F.A. University of Houston 1997; M.Ed. 2002; Ph.D. University of North Texas 2014; Artmobile Educator/Assistant Lecturer 2018.

MARIANNE EILEEN WARDLE, B.A. Utah State University 1992; M.A. Brigham Young University 1997; Ph.D. Duke University 2010; Director 2018.

Anthropology Museum

The museum offers exhibits related to the four subfields of anthropology: archaeology, biological, linguistic, and cultural. The main gallery follows the “Human Odyssey,” from the evolution of humans in Africa several million years ago to the spread of our species throughout the world, and on to the Late Pleistocene entry into the Americas. The Colby Mammoth Site, the Vore buffalo jump and other Wyoming archaeology sites are featured, with much of the museum devoted to a celebration of the rich Native American heritage of the Plains and Rocky Mountains. Other displays featuring archaeological research and world cultural diversity can be found in hallway displays throughout the building.

The Anthropology Museum is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year. During the summer, hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Division of Information Technology

Robert Aylward, Vice President for Information Technology
IT Center, Room 372, (307) 766-4860
Web site: www.uwyo.edu/InfoTech

The Division of Information Technology provides students, faculty and staff with technology infrastructure and support services- -computing systems, networking, technical support for systems and applications, computer support, academic and classroom technology support, training, telecommunications services, and research computing support including high performance computing. Use of these University computing and data facilitiesis governed by UW Regulation 3-690, Ethical Use of Computers and Data Communications Facilities.

The office of the Vice President of the Division of Information Technology is located in room 372 of the Information Technology Center and is open during normal business hours. Those in need of assistance are encouraged to call the Client Support Help Desk at 766- 4357, option 1.

IT Service Center: provides technology support during normal business hours. The fastest way to contact the UWIT Service Center is to browse our Service Catalog and Knowledge Base at uwit.uwyo.edu. Our Knowledge Base contains self-help documents and videos, as well as information on IT services we provide to our campus community. Other options to contact the help desk are to email userhelp@uwyo.edu or call 307-766-HELP (4357), option 1. You can also chat with the Service Center atsupport.uwyo.edu.IT Service Center hours are posted at www.uwyo.edu/InfoTech/services/helpdesk/.

IT Walk-In Service Center and Resnet: provides help to students, faculty, and staff with personal computers and mobile devices. The Walk-In Service Center is located in the ITC building room 160 and is typically open Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm with reduced hours during breaks and the summer months. The Walk-In Service Center is closed during all University holidays.

One of the primary goals of the Service Center while helping with personal computing devices is to teach customers. Therefore, Information Technology does not allow devices to be dropped off to be repaired. IT requests its customers to take an active role and remain with their device while any repair work is underway. The IT Walk-In Service Center also provides one-on-one consulting if help is needed in purchasing a new personal computer or mobile device. More information on the Walk-In Service Center can be found at www.uwyo.edu/resnet.

Telecom Services: provides a range of telecommunications services including phone and data connections, long distance and voice mail. Contact Information Technology’s Telecom Help Desk by calling 766-HELP (4357), option 2, or email teledesk@uwyo.edu to request these services.

Internet and Network Access: an extensive campus-wide data network provides connectivity to the Internet in all occupied campus buildings, computer labs across campus, and university housing. Wireless Ethernet (Wi-Fi) is available in most campus locations. Students, faculty, and staff should connect to the UWyo wireless network, since it is a faster, more secure connection than UWguest. More information can be found at www.uwyo.edu/askit or call the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1.

Computer Labs: are located throughout campus for students, faculty, and staff use. The computers labs contain computers with a wide variety of software and computing equipment. Some labs are staffed by student lab assistants who are able to answer questions. Computer labs in Coe Library and the Information Technology Center are open and staffed 24 hours during the normal academic year. The UWStudent Remote Lab System is a collection of lab machines that are designed to be accessed from off campus networks. The remote lab is configured similar to the UWStudent labs found on campus.

More information, including a link to the UW Student Remote Lab System, a complete listing of labs, lab schedules, and software policies, is available online at microlab.uwyo.edu. For questions and assistance, please e-mail userhelp@uwyo.edu or call the Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1.

Classroom Technology Support (CTS): provides support and maintenance for audio visual and other technology used in classrooms and technology spaces across campus. For immediate assistance when teaching in a general pool classroom, pick up the phone; the phone will automatically connect to the UW IT Help Desk at the top of the queue. If the issue cannot be resolved over the phone, someone will arrive promptly to provide assistance. If you are in a room other than a general pool classroom, call the help desk at 766-4357 or press the help icon on the lectern touch panel. Please let them know if you require immediate help or if you do not want your classinterrupted. Workshops for classroom technologies are available by request. Call 766-2872 for more information. Please go to www.uwyo.edu/centralscheduling/classroom-building/training.html for further details. Lecture capture technology (Wyocast) is available in several classrooms on campus. For more information on this popular technology please visit http://www.uwyo.edu/infotech/services/multimedia/wyocast/.

Data Center Operations (DC Ops): manages and operates the 6,000 ft2 University Data Center, located in the Information Technology Center. The Data Center provides a state of the art, highly redundant infrastructure space for university IT equipment. University departments may apply for co-location space in the Data Center to house production computing equipment. For more information on co-location, contact Data Center Operations at operate-it@uwyo.edu.

Computer Maintenance: provides repair and general hardware support for PCs, laser printers, and other equipment as well as manufacturer warranty repair support for most Apple, HP, Dell, and Lenovo products. Computer repair requests may be submitted by filling out the web form at uwyo.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/Requests/ServiceCatalog?CategoryID=3285 or by contacting the Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1.

Software Sales: provides Adobe, Microsoft and statisticalsoftware to eligible faculty,staff, and students. For more information on available software and licensing information, please visit uwyo.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/Requests/ServiceCatalog?CategoryID=3091.

Geological Museum

Hours: Mon.-Sat. (10:00am-4:00pm), closed holidays
(307) 766-2646
E-mail: geolmus@uwyo.edu

Web site: www.uwyo.edu/geomuseum

The Geological Museum, in the east wing of the S.H. Knight Geology Building, exhibits the story of ancient Wyoming. Highlight exhibits include: a fully mounted skeleton of the well-known dinosaur Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus); a mounted skeletal cast of the world-renowned “Big Al” the Allosaurus; a 50-million-year-old garfish from Wyoming’s Green River Formation (one of the largest complete freshwater fossil fish on display in the world); casts of skulls of Wyoming’s state dinosaur, Triceratops; and its contemporary, Tyrannosaurus rex; mounted skeletons of Miocene rhinos and camels; an interactive augmented reality sandbox, our fossil prep-lab, and a fluorescent mineral room, featuring specimens from Wyoming and the world. The museum maintains important display collections (particularly vertebrate and invertebrate fossils) that are available for study by students, as well as scientists from other institutions. The museum provides unique opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue research and display projects in Wyoming paleontology, and for students minoring in museum studies to gain valuable experience with natural history museums and collections.

William D. Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources

Position currently vacant, Director
Bim Kendall House
804 E. Fremont St.
Laramie, Wyoming 82072
Phone: (307) 766-5080, Fax: (307) 766-5099
Email: ruckelshaus@uwyo.edu
Web site: www.uwyo.edu/haub/ruckelshaus-institute

The William D. Ruckelshaus Institute supports effective environment and natural resource decision making through compelling communication, applied research, and collaborative decision-making approaches. The Ruckelshaus Institute is housed within the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, whose mission is to advance understanding and resolution of complex environmental and natural resource challenges.

Science Communication and Outreach: The Ruckelshaus Institute makes research available to stakeholders through accessible publications and by convening conferences on critical natural resource issues. The institute’s annual magazine, Western Confluence, commu­nicates university research on natural resource questions to a range of environmental and natural resource stakeholders. The institute also shares stories of new research findings relevant to environment and natural resource decision-making through a range of media formats including reports, press releases, films, social media, and more to engage the public on complex natural resource issues.

Applied Research: The Ruckelshaus Institute conducts surveys, spatial data analysis, information synthesis, and other methods to address questions related to such topic areas as private land conservation, wildlife management, energy development, and others.

Collaborative Solutions: The Ruckelshaus Institute supports sound, inclusive approaches to environmental conflict resolution by facilitating and convening collaborative processes, offering trainings in collaborative decision making for natural resource professionals, and teaching courses in negotiation theory and practice for UW students. The Collaboration Program in Natural Resources is a yearlong profes­sional development series to train natural resource professionals in negotiation, facilitation, and collaborative processes.

Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center

Jeff Hamerlinck, Director
Agriculture C, Room 337 (307) 766-2532
E-mail: wygisc@uwyo.edu
Web site: www.uwyo.edu/wygisc

The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) has a mission to advance the understanding and application of geographic information science through basic and applied research, education and training, information and technology transfer, and by promoting utilization of geospatial technologies for science, management, and decision making within the University and throughout the state and region. Examples of geospatial technologies include geographic information systems, geographic cartography and visualization, Global Positioning System-based mapping, and image processing of remotely-sensed Earth resource data derived from aircraft or satellites. Broad applications areas exist in both environmental and social sciences, as well as agriculture, engineering and business.

Established in 2001, WyGISC operates under the Office of Academic Affairs and in close coordination with the Office of Research and Economic Development, providing assistance to all units on campus and to numerous private, local, state, and federal entities in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region. Services include research collaboration, technical expertise, geospatial technology short course training, and geospatial data dissemination.

GIST Curriculum: 

Beginning in fall 2019, WyGISC began offer­ing undergraduate and graduate courses and credentials in geospatial information science and technology under the GIST prefix. Credentials include undergraduate certificates in GIS and Remote Sensing, a Professional Master’s Degree (online with no thesis), a Research Master’s Degree (with thesis), and graduate certificates in GIS, Remote Sensing, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). These courses and credentials provide fundamental education in geographic information systems and remote sensing to students from across disciplines at UW.

WyGISC encourages undergraduate and graduate student participa­tion in its research projects and has sponsored students from the McNair Scholars Program and other student research apprentice programs, as well as graduate students affiliated with participating departments and research centers. Part-time employment and internship opportunities are often available. Inquiries may be directed to the center using the contact information provided above.


Statistical Consulting Center

Ken Gerow, Director
337 Ross Hall, (307) 766-6600

The Statistical Consulting Center, a unit of the Department of Statistics, exists to coordinate the statistical knowledge and skills available within the department with the subject-matter expertise of other scientists throughout the university, and to bring that combination to bear on applied research problems in diverse areas. The center can provide assistance in research design,sampling, data collection, and/or data analysis for the full range of research needs. The initial consultation is free. Thereafter, a variety of mechanisms are available to acknowledge the contributions of statistical consulting to a given research project, including co-authorship on a scholarly publication, membership on a thesis or dissertation committee, direct compensation to the consultant at private consulting rates, subcontracting with the center on a grant project, etc. On occasion, the center can also offer paid employment and internships to graduate students who have appropriate training and skills to assist other researchers. For further information about any of the services available through the Statistical Consulting Center, please contact the center via the contact information above.

Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center

Tiffany Comer Cook, Interim Executive Director
UW Office Annex, Second Floor
Dept. 3925; 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, Wyoming 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2189, Fax: (307)766-2759
Email: wysac@uwyo.edu
Web site: www.uwyo.edu/wysac

The Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming seeks to provide clear, accurate, and useful information to decision-makersthrough applied socialscience research,scientific polling, information technology services, and rigorous program evaluation. Without bias and with the highest standards of validity, WYSAC collects, manages, analyzes, and reports data for public and private sectors in Wyoming and throughout the nation.

WYSAC has four research areas. By Executive Order, WYSAC serves as Wyoming’s statistical analysis center for criminal justice research. The Center for Criminal Justice Research (CJR) at WYSAC collects and analyzes criminal justice data to enable effective planning, practice, and policy development for the State of Wyoming. The CJR is also active nationally as a member of the Justice Research and Statistics Association.

The Center for Information Technology Services specializes in web-based applications, database management, and website development. We create case management programs, desktop applications for data management, prevention and evaluation data entry systems, and interactive online data visualizations.

The Center for Research and Evaluation conductsstudiesto inform programming, funding, and policy decisions, especially in the areas of public health, substance abuse prevention, and education. We collect qualitative and quantitative data, compile administrative records, conduct statistical analyses, interpret findings, write reports and fact sheets, conduct needs assessments, create evaluation plans and logic models, and write grant applications.

The Survey Research Center (SRC) specializes in survey design, administration, sampling, and data analysis. The SRC conducts phone, mail, internet, and mixed-mode surveys using current technologies and WYSAC’s in-house call center. The SRC has expertise in weighting survey data, conducting statistical analysis of the collected data, and creating technical reports and PowerPoint presentations of the results.

WYSAC offers paid employment for students who are looking for experience in social science research. Contact us for additional information, or search for current job openings on UW’s website.

UW National Park Service Research Center

(307) 766-4227
Web site: www.uwyo.edu/uwnps

The research center operates in a field station at the historic AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park, located 65 km north of Jackson, Wyoming. The field station provides scientists abundant research opportunities in the diverse terrestrial and aquatic environments of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as well as the surrounding National Forests and Wilderness areas that make up the entire Greater Yellowstone area (GYA). The station has housing for up to 60 researchers and provides terrestrial and aquatic laboratories, boats, field equipment, conference rooms, internet service and a library, all on site. A small grants program provides funding yearly for individual proposals up to $5,000 as well as scholarship and intern funding for projects conducted in the GYA. Field courses and conference are accommodated in the spring and fall seasons. A weekly seminar series with a barbecue dinner is presented throughout the summer.

Inquiries concerning the UW-NPS Research Center program should be addressed to: Director, University of Wyoming-National Park Service Research Center, Dept. 3166, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071 or emailed to uwnps@uwyo.edu.

Red Buttes Environmental Biology Laboratory

Within a few miles of Laramie, the Department of Zoology and Physiology operatesthe Red Buttes Environmental Biology Laboratory, a 9,600-square-foot facility equipped to handle both aquatic and terrestrial vertebrates. An aquatic ecology and toxicology laboratory, uniquely designed to accommodate a wide range of test conditions of water flow, temperature and composition, is available within the facility. Animal holding and surgical rooms are specifically constructed to accommodate experimentation on small (e.g. mice, squirrels), medium (e.g. coyote, badger) and large (e.g. elk, bighorn sheep) mammals. Outdoor corrals and fish runs are also available on the 400-acre site.

Inquiries concerning the Red Buttes Environmental Biology Laboratory should be addressed to the Department Head, Department of Zoology and Physiology, Dept. 3166, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071, or (307) 766-3333.


Rocky Mountain Herbarium

Located in the Aven Nelson Building, the Rocky Mountain Herbarium and the associated U.S. Forest Service National Herbarium contain more than 1,250,000 plant specimens. The primary functions of the herbarium are to (1) serve as a source of information on the flora of the Rocky Mountain region in general and Wyoming in particular; (2) aid in the identification of plants submitted by ranchers, farmers, county agents, and state and federal agencies throughout the region; and (3)serve as a source of research and teaching material in systematic and ecological botany. Thousands of specimens are loaned each year to recognized institutions throughout the United States where research requires a knowledge of western plants. The web site (www.rmh.uwyo.edu) contains data on more than 700,000 specimens as well asthousands of specimen images and interactive distribution maps.

Open to university students and other qualified researchers, the herbarium invites queries regarding the identification of plants. Those persons wishing assistance in the identification of a plant should send two specimens to the herbarium. Inquiries should be addressed to The Curator, Rocky Mountain Herbarium, Department of Botany, Dept. 3165, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071.

University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates

(307) 766-6227 & (307) 766-6169
Email: ewommack@uwyo.edu & mcarling@uwyo.edu
Web site: www.uwymv.org

The mission of the University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates (UWYMV) is to document and understand regional and global biodiversity through acquisition and investigation of collections to advance academic knowledge and public appreciation of the natural world. While its holdings primarily contain vertebrates found in the Rocky Mountain Region, the museum also houses specimens from all across the world. Although the UWYMV has no formal exhibits and is not regularly open to the public, its collections are widely used by researchers, educators, and for outreach activities.

To learn more about the UWYMV, including how to access our collections or schedule a tour, please visit www.uwymv.org.

Collections Location: The UWYMV collections can be found on the ground floor of the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, rooms 133 and 119.


Wilhelm G. Solheim Mycological Herbarium

The Wilhelm G. Solheim Mycological Herbarium, housed on the third floor of the Aven Nelson Building, facilitates the study of symbiotic and biotrophic fungi. The herbarium contains approximately 50,000 specimens of fungi from around the world and the largest collection of fungi in the Rocky Mountain Region. These collections are available for study by qualified students and researchers. Specimens may be borrowed by institutions without charge for a one-year period. Inquiries should be addressed to The Curator, Solheim Mycological Herbarium, Department of Botany, Dept. 3165, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071.

Louis O. and Terua P. Williams Conservatory

Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-2:00pm, closed holidays
(307) 766-4336
Web site: www.uwyo.edu/conservatory
Email: conservatory@uwyo.edu

The Williams Conservatory is a year-round multipurpose facility that has promoted botanical research, education, and outreach since 1994. Located in the Aven Nelson building at the University of Wyoming, our greenhouse is home to over 600 tropical, neotropical, temperate, and arid species from around the world. Conservatory facilities are used by researchers, educators, students in both K-12 and post-secondary levels, artists, horticulture enthusiasts, and the general public. Walk-ins are welcome, or contact us in advance to schedule a guided tour.

Wyoming Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

(307) 766-5415
Web site: www.coopunits.org/Wyoming

Email: wyo-coop@uwyo.edu

The Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is supported by the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Wildlife Management Institute. The three permanent unit leaders serve as full faculty in the Department of Zoology and Physiology.

The Unit conductsresearch on many types of fish andwildlife issues. A primary emphasis is on evaluating the ecology and management of fish and wildlife in the northern Rocky Mountain region. Much of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s field research is conducted through the Unit. Both students hired astechnicians as well as graduate assistants are involved in Unit research. Additional details of the Unit’s research program can be found at www.wyocoopunit.org.

For furtherinformation contact the Wyoming Cooperative Research Unit, Dept. 3166, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071, or wyo-coop@uwyo.edu.

Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory

1174 Snowy Range Road, (307) 766-9925
E-mail: vetrec@uwyo.edu
Web site: wyovet.uwyo.edu

Located west of campus and operated by the Department of Veterinary Sciences, the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL) is responsible for diagnosis and reporting of animal diseases. Areas of expertise include morphological and clinical pathology, bacteriology, virology, toxicology, parasitology, electron microscopy, molecular diagnostics, and serology.

Cooperative diagnostic and research activities are conducted with various state and federal agencies. The WSVL building also houses a UW classroom, laboratories for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and Wyoming Department of Agriculture Analytical Services Laboratory. Students are encouraged to conduct domestic and wildlife disease research in an interdisciplinary setting.

For further information contact WSVL, 1174 Snowy Range Road, Laramie, WY 82070.