Undergraduate Highlight: Ash Kerber - For the Love of Flowers

Jan. 20, 2024

For the Love of Flowers I knew when I was knee-deep in mud, covered head to toe in bug bites, having been measuring flowers for hours, that I was actually doing exactly what I was meant to do. While it may seem brutal, field-based science is where I have had...

MRS cabin

2024 Field Courses at the Mountain Research Station!

Jan. 18, 2024

Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Haley L. Kenyon wins a 2023 Stearns Prize from ESEB and the Journal of Evolutionary Biology!

Jan. 15, 2024

Congratulations to Haley Kenyon who was recently awarded a Stearns Prize from the European Society for Evolutionary Biology and the Journal of Evolutionary Biology for her paper examining the influence of between-species color pattern differences on chickadee mate choice. You can read the paper here:

Hymenoxys grandiflora

The Research and Innovation Office highlights feature the Mountain Research Station and Niwot Ridge LTER

Jan. 15, 2024

2023 RIO Faculty Fellows: Community Talks

2023 RIO Faculty Fellows: Community Talks

Jan. 15, 2024


Dr. Dee on NPR 1A SOS: Saving keystone species

Nov. 28, 2023

What do bison, beaver, wolves and sea otters all have in common? They’re keystone species. That means they have an outsized impact on their ecosystem. It took humans driving some of these to near extinction to realize just how important they are. Now animals like the American Bison and North...

Dr. Katie Suding receives BES Eminent Ecologist award

Dr. Suding receives BES Eminent Ecologist award

Nov. 7, 2023

The British Ecological Society's Journal of Ecology Editors awarded EBIO's Dr. Katherine Suding as Eminent Ecologist award recipient for 2023 !

Researcher measuring snow in the alpine

Each spring, the niwot ridge snow survey ushers in a new season of fieldwork

Sept. 28, 2023

Situated in the Alpine tundra in the hills above Boulder, Colorado, Niwot Ridge’s Tundra Lab is among the highest research laboratories in the continental United States. The lab is a squat, hardened, concrete structure perched on stilts on the side of a mountain, more military bunker than college building. Yet...

CO botany

Colorado Field Botany Course 2023

Sept. 17, 2023

By: Jacob Watts, EBIO PhD Student During May 2023, undergraduate and graduat e students at the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Museum and Field Studies programs had the opportunity to traverse the state during a camping-style field biology course. This course, Colorado Field Botany, emphasizes the biodiversity,...


What does carbon offset actually mean for U.S. forests?

Sept. 11, 2023

CU Boulder study shows that 96% of all carbon offset credits from U.S. forestry projects were issued for improved forest management practices, not tree planting or forest protection While cars, airplanes and factories are busy spewing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, trees spend much of their time absorbing this harmful...