Katya Hafich is an M.A. graduate at the University of Colorado - Boulder in the Geography Department. Her broad research interest is in how nutrients cycle through alpine watersheds. She conducts research at the headwaters of Boulder Creek at the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research Site, here in the Front Range of Colorado. Her studies have taken her from the tropical rainforest in Costa Rica to the southern Rockies of New Mexico and Colorado.
Dr. Mark Williams is a Fellow at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research interest is the ecology of mountain areas, looking at the interaction of organisms with their environment, focusing on classical environmental variables such as soil, rocks, and minerals as well as surrounding water sources and the local atmosphere. Mark has current or past research activities in many of the mountain ranges throughout the world, including the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada of California, the Tien Shan and Qilian Shan, China, Andes of South America, European Alps, and the Himalayas.