Pearl Street in Boulder

City, university team up to study urban heat island effect

Aug. 23, 2022

City of Boulder plans to use CU Boulder data to study the effect of trees on urban heat for climate-mitigation planning.

Kudzu taking over a landscape

Plants from abroad can be a boon and a bane, expert says

Aug. 18, 2022

Professor Deane Bowers to discuss ‘Globalization’s consequences for plant-insect interactions and the planet’s wellness’; event is the first of a series on wellness this academic year.


Achemon sphinx moths' range is shrinking

Aug. 9, 2022

No doubt about it, sphinx moths are extraordinary; extinction is forever, and it would be tragic to lose such a remarkable group of moths.

Bison on the Kanza prairie in Kansas

Oft-overlooked grasslands build biodiversity, resilience over centuries

Aug. 5, 2022

The restoration of grassland ecosystems may need more of a guided, hands-on approach over time, according to a new review of global conservation efforts

Minnesota Tall Grass Prairie

Ecologist recognized for cutting-edge work on big environmental problems

July 20, 2022

CU Boulder Assistant Professor Laura E. Dee named an Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow, which reflects her contributions so far and yet to come.


Downy paintedcup adapts to changes in pollinators and root hosts across its range

July 8, 2022

The communities of pollinators and potential root hosts respond to climate change and the ever-increasing impact of humans on natural habitats.

a clan of hyenas resting under a broken-down roller

Quick evolution is helping wildlife survive, scientists find

May 31, 2022

New research from across the globe finds that the ‘fuel of evolution’ in wild animals is two to four times more abundant than previously thought.

Wilted primroses' petals turn pink and then red when temperatures rise in the morning.

Evening primroses show the complexities of floral fragrance

May 24, 2022

Some varieties have a citrus fragrance with a hint of spice, reminiscent of lavender, bergamot and lily of the valley; pollinators seem to like it.

Old Main

Seventeen students are named 2022 Van Ek Scholars

April 28, 2022

The award, considered one of the College of Arts and Sciences' highest honors, is given to students for academic achievement and service

Honors Residential Academic Program students in Smith Hall use artwork to demonstrate diversity, inclusivity and community.​

Students, staff, others honored for diversity work

April 14, 2022

Recipients, chosen by faculty committee, ‘work tirelessly and most times in the dark’ for diversity and inclusion.