Summer short courses

The ITCE program offers a sequence of two, 2-week, summer short courses to graduate students, postdocs, and interested faculty and researchers. Read More

Course 1, Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry and Ecology (aka Iso-Camp), emphasizes fundamental environmental and biological theory underlying isotope fractionation processes and a broad spectrum of ecological and environmental applications.

Course 2, Isotopes in Spatial Ecology and Biogeochemistry (aka the SPATIAL Short Course), extends on the fundamentals covered in course 1 to develop theory and techniques for applying isotope and biogeochemical tracer data to spatial problems at a range of scales.

Application Process

Applications for the 2015 ITCE short courses are currently being accepted! Read More


Support from the National Science Foundation allows the ITCE program to provide scholarship support for a limited number of student participants in each course. Scholarships will be awarded competitively and are available only to applicants who are graduate students. Scholarship applications can be submitted as part of the course application process, and require an additional short essay and second letter of support.

Post-course Opportunities

Student participants will be eligible for project-supported, post-course exchange visits to conduct research in residence at with one or more ITCE instructors.


ITCE News!

SPATIAL 2015 applications were due Friday, February 6!
Decisions on acceptance and scholarship support will be announced the last week of February.

Postdoctoral Opportunity! Applications being reviewed beginning Feb 23! View complete announcement here.


In the media - Post-doc Logan Mitchell took a ride on KSL's Chopper 5 to collect air quality data at different elevations throughout the valley. See it here!

In the media - ITCE post-doc Logan Mitchell's TRAX air-quality research on Fox 13 News! Watch the interview here


In the media - ITCE post-doc Logan Mitchell's TRAX air-quality research on KUER! Listen here

Presentation - ITCE was represented at AGU in San Francisco by several affiliated faculty and postdocs. See a list of relevant abstracts here!

New publication - Foley et al. in Canadian J. of Fisheries & Aquatic Sci. (here)

New publication - Brennan et al. in Chemical Geology (here)


Presentation - G. Bowen spoke at a workshop on isotope applications in archaeology in Kiel, Germany (more info here).

Archived ITCE News


Congratulations to the
of our 2014-2015 Research-in-Residence Awards!

IsoMAP: WebGIS for Isotopes

IsoMAP is a dynamic, online workspace for spatial analysis, modeling and prediction of stable isotope ratio variation in the natural environment. The initial realease of the IsoMAP gateway is now live and supports precipitation isotope ratio modeling. Visit IsoMAP to learn more or to start making isoscapes today!