Science is an important part of the National Park Service's mission, and national parks are fertile ground for a variety of scientific research. In Grand Teton National Park, research has focused on many aspects of the park - wildlife and plant ecology, climate change, effects of fire on the ecosystem, hydrology, glaciology, geology, visitor experience, cultural resources, and how these disciplines interact with one another. This park's location at the heart of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem - one of the largest intact temperate ecosystems in the world, its huge elevation range, abrupt change of seasons, diversity of native flora and fauna, and recent history of human occupation and development - provides a natural laboratory drawing top scientists from institutions near and far.
In an effort to make Grand Teton National Park scientific research accessible to all, we will post research reports and publications as they become available. As time and funding allow, we will also begin posting documents from past research activities.