CU Boulder Today: Long-term ecological study to continue at Niwot Ridge

Feb. 23, 2017

A $6.8 million NSF renewal grant to CU Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research will give an additional six years of longevity to the study of natural and human-caused ecological change at Niwot Ridge, a site which has provided invaluable data since the 1940s. Read the full report here.Read more »

Topher Weiss-Lehman and Brett Melbourne Publish New Research on Range Expansion and Rapid Trait Evolution

Jan. 30, 2017

Working with CSU's Ruth Hufbauer, EBIO faculty Brett Melbourne and graduate student Topher Weiss-Lehman have published a new paper in Nature Communications. The paper has important implications for the responses of organisms to climate change and other environmental impacts. Congratulations to Topher and Brett! Read the paper here .Read more »

Alan Townsend in the New York Times: Our National Relationship with Science

Jan. 27, 2017

CU Boulder's Alan Townsend has written an opinion piece featured in the New York Times. He offers his thoughts and observations on the wide-ranging value of science, from cancer treatments to climate research, in our daily and personal lives. Read the full article here .Read more »

Amy Churchill Honored at American Geophysical Union Meeting

Dec. 31, 2016

Amy Churchill's paper at the December 2016 American Geophysical Union meeting has been selected as one of the Outstanding Student Papers, an honor granted only to the top 5% of student participants. Congratulations, Amy! Click here for more information about the presentation .Read more »

Helen McCreery Featured in the New York Times

Nov. 16, 2016

CU Boulder's Helen McCreery's research into group problem-solving strategies among longhorn crazy ants has been featured in the New York Times . Using a variety of Lego barricades (straight walls, cul-de-sacs, and traps) to block the paths of ants carrying a payload of tuna fish back to their nest, McCreery... Read more »

CU Boulder Ranked 26th in Best Global Universities in Environment/Ecology

Nov. 2, 2016

CU Boulder continues to excel: U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings list places CU Boulder 26th in environmental studies and ecology, out of 1000 universities in 65 countries, based on academic research performance and global and regional reputation. More information on their measurements and methodology can be found here .Read more »
Adult Boreal Toad

Valerie McKenzie and lab in the field, Probiotic treatment protects endangered Colorado toads from lethal fungal infection

Sept. 23, 2016

Boreal toads are considered to be endangered within Colorado. A probiotic treatment has now been proved effective to protect Boreal toads against the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis ( Bd). The naturally-occurring bacterium J. lividum (nicknamed purple rain for it's distinctive purple hue) has been shown to increase the toad's survival rate... Read more »

Christy McCain Investigates Mountain Biodiversity

Sept. 16, 2016

Congratulations to Christy McCain for her research into drivers of mountain biodiversity, featured here in The Atlantic !Read more »

Rebecca Safran and the Barn Swallow 'Makeover' project

Aug. 17, 2016

Rebecca Safran and her team of researchers have shown that Colorado male barn swallows with certain artificially colored feathers and shorter tail feathers were more successful in reproduction.Read more »
Andy in a sunhat and sunglasses

Andy Martin Awarded as Presidential Teaching Scholar

April 28, 2016

Andy Martin , professor in EBIO has just been awarded as one of this years Presidential Teaching Scholars at CU Boulder! The President's Teaching Scholar Program recognizes and honors faculty whom have demonstrated exemplarily efforts in teaching, creative work, scholarship and research. To read more about the program visit the... Read more »