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The RED Lab

The University of Utah RED (Records of Environment and Disturbance) Lab was founded in 2003. The original renovations to create the RED Lab began fall 2003, with final completion occurring during the spring semester of 2004. The RED Lab was relocated to new space in Research Park in 2013. Research in the RED Lab focuses on reconstructions of past environments with a strong focus on studies that contain management applications. These projects include reconstructions of fire and vegetation regimes from , studying past bark beetle outbreaks in the mountain west, studies of desert wetlands (cienegas), and human paleoecology.