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Rapid speciation via the evolution of pre-mating isolation in the Iberá Seedeater

March 28, 2021

A new study published in Science led by EBIO PhD student Sheela Turbek (Taylor lab) used genomes and behavioral experiments to identify potential isolating factors of two closely related South American bird species. Turbek et al. found that divergence was driven by reshuffling of a few genes coupled with reinforcement...

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Consequences of species losses for ecosystem services

March 16, 2021

How do ecosystem services respond when species go locally extinct? A new study published in Nature Communications led by Aislyn Keyes, EBIO PhD student in Laura Dee's group, explores this question using network analysis.


New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Mission

Feb. 3, 2021

As part of ongoing work to make the EBIO department and also the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology more equitable and inclusive, we are in the midst of a long-term process to build a common understanding of the barriers and biases that are prevalent in our community and identify...


EBIO undergrad, Austin Nash, earns prestigious Astronaut Scholarship

Dec. 4, 2020

CU EBIO student Austin Nash has been awarded a $15,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) for his research on how climate change influences mammals across landscapes, and the role that microclimates might play in conserving future biodiversity. Read more here: https://www.colorado.edu/today/2020/11/16/cu-student-earns-prestigious-astronaut-scholarship

 Evolution of the endothelin pathway drove neural crest cell diversification

Evolution of the endothelin pathway drove neural crest cell diversification

Sept. 16, 2020

In this Nature article all authors are former/current CU EBIO graduate students, undergrads, postdoc, and staff! CRISPR-Cas9-mediated disruption of the endothelin-signaling pathway in the sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus and the frog Xenopus laevis were used to delineate ancient and lineage-specific roles of endothelin signaling and provide insights into vertebrate evolution.)

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EBIO Solidarity Statement

June 2, 2020

The EBIO community shares in the pain and frustration over the recent horrific killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and other acts of violence against Black Americans. We stand in solidarity with all who are speaking out against racial injustice. To our colleagues and students in the Black...

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Jared Steward Awarded NSF Grant

May 6, 2019

Congratulations to Jared Stewart who wrote and was awarded a 3 year NSF postdoc grant to study the "The genetic architecture of hydraulic and whole-plant performance under cold temperatures in sunflower." He will be working with Sean Gleason at the USDA–ARS Water Research and Systems Management unit in Fort Collins...

A fungus is killing off Boreal toads, a type of toad specifically adapted to high-altitude life in the southern Rocky Mountains.

Probiotic Baths for Boreal Toads

May 6, 2019

Can soaking tadpoles in a purple probiotic bath save the Colorado Boreal Toad? Tim Korpita, a graduate student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology attempts to answer that question.

 Katherine Suding leads a tour of the Long-Term Ecological Research site on Niwot Ridge, Colorado. Photo by Chris Ray, fall 2015.

Katharine Suding receives Ecological Society of America Robert H. MacArthur award

April 29, 2019

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has awarded Katharine N. Suding its Robert H. MacArthur Award . The award honors an established, mid-career ecologist for meritorious contributions to ecology, in the expectation of continued outstanding ecological research. Award winners generally are within 25 years from the completion of their PhDs.

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Katie Clark awarded employee of the year by the College of Arts and Science

April 29, 2019

Katie Clark, EBIO office manager is awarded the College of Arts and Science Employee of the Year Award. Clark was praised for her “professionalism, excellent management skills, and boundless initiative,” for her successful efforts to streamline and modernize office systems, procedures and records and for training others in best practices...