• SEEC Constructions August 2014

    SEEC Building Construction Underway

    Question: What do you get when you put three research institutes, two federal partners, two academic departments, and cutting-edge laboratory equipment into a state-of-the-art workspace dedicated to interdisciplinary research? Answer: Mutual inspiration and beneficial exchanges – what Nobel Laureate and CU professor Tom Cech terms as “fruitful collisions” of people, research, and ideas.

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  • Garrett Rue

    Research in Antarctica

    The McMurdo Dry Valleys--the largest relatively ice-free zone on the Antarctic continent--has been studied as part of the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Network since 1993. The principal investigator on the project is Diane McKnight, a fellow at CU-Boulder's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and a professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering. Several Environmental Studies graduate students have done research in Antarctica with Diane McKnight.

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  • Red Cross Red Crescent Field Work

    CU-Boulder students focus on aid policies with new Red Cross partnership

    The Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and the University of Colorado Boulder have linked up to send CU graduate students to Africa for a three-month internship program focusing on the climate.

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  • Bangladesh Amanda Carrico

    Environmental Research in Bangladesh

    Poor water quality due to saltwater intrusion and arsenic are significant concerns within communities in Southwest Bangladesh. Amanda Carrico is collaborating with a team of researchers funded by the Office of Naval Research to implement the Bangladesh Environment and Migration Survey (BEMS). This study examines how environmental conditions influence the migration of people, and the extent to which migration fosters resilience to environmental stress.

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  • New Freedom Park

    New Freedom Park

    In an effort to revitalize neighborhoods, address neighborhood gaps in safe and healthy places to play and access to healthy food, the Trust for Public Land teamed up with Denver Parks and Recreation, the Colorado Health Foundation, Denver Urban Gardens and others to design a safe, accessible, food producing landscape for war refugees in east Denver. Jill Litt, Environmental Studies, and colleagues from Kaiser Permanente evaluated the impact of this redevelopment project from its design to its implementation.

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  • Uganda Wildlife Authority Collecting Weather Data

    Uganda Wildlife Authority Collecting Weather Data

    The Albertine Rift region in East Africa is one of the world's most threatened biodiversity hotspots due to dense smallholder farming, high levels of land and resource pressures, and habitat loss and conversion. Joel Hartter and his colleagues' research through the Population, Environment, and Climate in the Albertine Rift (PECAR) project results highlight the need for fine-scale climate information to assist agro-ecological communities in developing effective adaptive management.

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  • ENVS Spring 2015 Recognition Ceremony

    ENVS Spring 2015 Recognition Ceremony

    May and August 2015 Environmental Studies graduates and their families are cordially invited to the ENVS Recognition Ceremony and Reception in the ceremony tent on Farrand Field from 3:30-5:00 pm RAIN or SHINE. The tent will be available for seating at 3:15 pm. No tickets are required and academic regalia (cap and gown) is recommended. Attention Graduates: Each graduate will have an opportunity to say a few words on stage.

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Biogeoscience

Ethan's research includes extracting high-resolution time series of tidewater glacier dynamics from time-lapse photographs, harnessing crowdsourcing platforms to tackle some of his difficult-to-automate image processing needs, and evaluating internet photo collections as records of subtle landscape changes. A side project, building an inventory of Boulder urban arable land with corresponding yield estimates, was supported in 2011-2012 by a CU Green Fund Scholarship. He is also an award-winning photographer.

Policy

Bruce examines how planners, activists, public agency managers and other stakeholders develop collaborative responses to social-ecological challenges, such as rapid growth in the wildlands-urban interface, biodiversity protection, common-property resource management, and climate change.

Ashwin Ravikumar

Environmental Social Science

Ashwin Ravikumar completed his PhD in Environmental Studies in 2013. His doctoral work used primary and secondary data from Bolivia to examine the effects of various types of inequality on forest governance outcomes, and how institutional design may - or may not - mitigate some of the adverse consequences of inequality. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for International Forestry Research in Lima, Peru.