Great Heron

A local great blue heronry provides a natural spectacle

April 13, 2021

Social systems of great blue herons vary dramatically, from solitary nests to large heronries, and some heronries include nests of great egrets and cattle egrets.

Demmig-Adams

Barbara Demmig-Adams wins 2021 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 1, 2021

EBIO professor noted as a superb teacher and speaker, as well as a paradigm-shifting researcher for her work with plant physiology in extreme conditions.

Golden-mantled ground squirrels sound an alarm call that warns not only squirrels but marmots as well

Alarm calls share information among species

March 31, 2021

The sharing of vigilance and alarms by golden-mantled ground squirrels and yellow-bellied marmots is not unique.

flowers

CU Boulder biologist is named an early career fellow

March 26, 2021

Ecological Society of America recognizes Julian Resasco for his work to advance understanding of human impacts on biodiversity.

The Iberá Seedeater

Endangered songbird challenging assumptions about evolution

March 25, 2021

By looking at this newly emerged bird, a CU Boulder-led research team found an ‘evolutionary shortcut’ for speciation

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Research on coral-reef vulnerability wins top recognition

March 15, 2021

Mike Gil, a CU Boulder marine biologist, led research now honored by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

American Bushtit at Carpinteria salt marsh

Extinction cascading through ecosystems could spell trouble for humans

March 11, 2021

Ecosystem services might be more vulnerable to extinction than previously thought, new study finds.

White Wagtail Photo

Scientists uncover blueprints for avian plumage architecture

Feb. 18, 2021

New research sheds light on the genetic underpinnings of plumage for prominent Eurasian bird

bird collage

New genomes provide insight into bird evolution

Nov. 11, 2020

Researchers from across the globe have helped sequence the genomes of 363 bird species as part of the Bird 10,000 Genome Project.

aquatic communities

Expert on ‘dark side of biology’ gets high honor

Oct. 29, 2020

Pieter T.J. Johnson, new college professor of distinction, focuses on ‘profound threats’ of species invasion and emerging diseases.

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