25th Annual Front Range Student Ecology Symposium

"From Past to Future: Navigating Global Change"

February 27-28, 2019
Lory Student Center, Colorado State University (


Invited speakers: Dr. Jacquelyn Gill (University of Maine), Dr. Steven Hamburg (Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund)

Want to get involved?

We are seeking volunteers and judges for presentations and posters. Contact us at for more information.

What is FRSES?

FRSES is a student-run symposium that provides an opportunity for Front Range students doing research in ecology to showcase their work and network in a friendly and supportive peer environment. Highlights of the event include a keynote address by an engaging invited speaker, a full day of poster and oral presentation sessions, an awards banquet to recognize exceptional student work, and a social gathering to celebrate the success of our participating students. The FRSES also features a lively lunchtime panel discussion related to the annual theme.

Why should I participate in FRSES?

Submitting an abstract to FRSES and presenting your research, in either a poster or oral presentation, is a great way to practice communicating science. This is a skill that students seldom get to work on so FRSES provides a valuable opportunity. Research can be presented in all stages of its development, from proposed research to completed research. The feedback gained from faculty judges is intended to help to improve your research design or your communication skills.

Applied to GDPE?

If you would like to visit the CSU Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE) after applying, some applicants visit in mid-February during FRSES. It’s a great time to talk with current students in GDPE. If you want to meet with faculty members during your campus visit, contact them in advance to find out their availability.

Maps and Parking Information

All events are held at the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus (Campus Map)

There are several metered parking lots near the Lory Student Center - see the orange lots on the CSU parking map

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