Aerial shot of the fairy circle landscape - photo by Lauren Shoemaker

Namibia Fairy Circles

June 8, 2017

EBIO Graduate Student - Lauren Shoemaker, recalls her time spent in Namibia investigating the formation of the famed Namibian Fairy Circles. Lauren, Nichole Barger and Holly Barnard spent half a month in the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Fairy Circles are generally described to be circular patches of land, devoid of vegetation... Read more »
Kathryn Grabenstein holds a bird and examines its wing.

Kathryn Grabenstein receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

June 5, 2017

Kathryn Grabenstein, a graduate student in the Taylor Lab, has received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the NSF for her dissertation project researching biodiversity and human-induced speciation/hybridization. Congratulations, Kathryn! Asked to describe her proposed research, Kathryn had this to say: "The seemingly stable web of biodiversity around us is, in... Read more »
A caterpillar feeds on leaf flesh.

Toby Hammer Interviewed in Nature Podcast

May 31, 2017

Toby Hammer was interviewed about his work on the missing caterpillar gut microbiome in the May 18th, 2017 episode of the Nature podcast. His work (a preprint version) can be found on bioRxiv . The podcast is available for download from Nature's podcast archives and on YouTube . Nature has... Read more »

Noise Pollution: Nathan Kleist and Clint Francis Featured in Science Magazine

May 9, 2017

EBIO graduate students Nathan Kleist (PhD 2017) and Clint Francis (PhD 2010) are featured in a recent article in Science about the increase and pervasiveness of noise pollution in the United States, especially in protected areas. Read about the article in Science or access the article itself .Read more »

Julie Byle Wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

May 3, 2017

Julie Byle, EBIO graduate student, has secured an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. She plans to create an interdisciplinary program studying the relationship between traditional scientific education--using, for example, conceptual tools such as the scientific method and hierarchical classification systems of taxonomy--and indigenous ways of knowing. The program will focus on... Read more »

CU Boulder Today: Researchers Publish Study on the Effects of Wind and Rain on Migratory Patterns of North American Tree Swallows

May 1, 2017

CU Boulder researchers Rachel Irons and Alexandra Rose have partnered with the Alaska Songbird Institute and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to study how wind and precipitation affect migratory patterns among North American Tree Swallows. The study, funded by a UROP grant, found that wind and rain produced... Read more »
student presents her poster design to a group of visitors

EBIO Poster Fair!

May 1, 2017

Hello, all! Once again, it is time for EBIO's Poster Fair. This semester, we'll have posters from 2040, 3080, 3940, and 4270 up over the course of this Tuesday through Thursday, May 2-4. In keeping with our poster traditions, the majority will show students' class research projects and/or proposals for... Read more »
Samuel Flaxman and Stephanie Mayer.

Sam Flaxman and Stephanie Mayer elected to Boulder Faculty Assembly

April 17, 2017

EBIO's Sam Flaxman and Stephanie Mayer have been newly elected as members of the Boulder Faculty Assembly, a position where they will represent the CU Boulder faculty at large in the shared governance of the campus. They will set academic policy in addition to advising university administrators on other policy... Read more »
Ruddy willows in a snow field welcome the oncoming spring.

Jeff Mitton: Willow stems in spring

March 28, 2017

I this issue of Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine EBIO professor Jeff Mitton explores the causes and variety of willow stem colors in the spring, as well as why they appear to grow small pine cones on their stems. Expand your knowledge of these Colorado trees and shrubs of many... Read more »
Graphic illustrating complex system

Two EBIO students win McDonnell Foundation postdoctoral fellowships

March 22, 2017

Helen McCreery (Breed lab) and Lauren Shoemaker (Melbourne/Clauset labs) were both recipients of the 2016 James S McDonnell Foundation postdoctoral fellowship awards in complex systems. These prestigious awards will provide 2-3 years of support. Only around 16 are given out annually to an international pool of applicants, and this year,... Read more »