Alan Townsend in the New York Times: Our National Relationship with Science

Jan. 27, 2017

CU Boulder's Alan Townsend has written an opinion piece featured in the New York Times. He offers his thoughts and observations on the wide-ranging value of science, from cancer treatments to climate research, in our daily and personal lives. Read the full article here .

Amy Churchill Honored at American Geophysical Union Meeting

Dec. 31, 2016

Amy Churchill's paper at the December 2016 American Geophysical Union meeting has been selected as one of the Outstanding Student Papers, an honor granted only to the top 5% of student participants. Congratulations, Amy! Click here for more information about the presentation .

Ants carrying a grasshopper

Helen McCreery featured in the New York Times

Nov. 16, 2016

EBIO grad student Helen McCreery's research into group problem-solving strategies among longhorn crazy ants has been featured in the New York Times . Using a variety of Lego barricades (straight walls, cul-de-sacs, and traps) to block the paths of ants carrying a payload of tuna fish back to their nest,...

CU Boulder Ranked 26th in Best Global Universities in Environment/Ecology

Nov. 2, 2016

CU Boulder continues to excel: U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings list places CU Boulder 26th in environmental studies and ecology, out of 1000 universities in 65 countries, based on academic research performance and global and regional reputation. More information on their measurements and methodology can be found here .

Adult Boreal Toad

Probiotic treatment protects endangered Colorado toads from lethal fungus

Sept. 23, 2016

Boreal toads are considered to be endangered within Colorado. New research from the McKenzie lab has shown that a probiotic treatment protects the toads against the lethal and globally spreading amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis ( Bd). The naturally-occurring bacterium J. lividum (nicknamed purple rain for it's distinctive purple hue)...

Christy McCain Investigates Mountain Biodiversity

Sept. 16, 2016

Congratulations to Christy McCain for her research into drivers of mountain biodiversity, featured here in The Atlantic !

Barn swallows get a makeover

Aug. 17, 2016

Rebecca Safran and her team of researchers have shown that Colorado male barn swallows with certain artificially colored feathers and shorter tail feathers were more successful in reproduction.

Andy in a sunhat and sunglasses

Presidential Teaching Scholar award to Andy Martin

April 28, 2016

Andy Martin , professor in EBIO has been awarded as one of this year's Presidential Teaching Scholars at CU Boulder! The President's Teaching Scholar Program recognizes and honors faculty whom have demonstrated exemplary efforts in teaching, creative work, scholarship and research. To read more about the program visit the Teaching...

William Bowman featured in Denver Post

April 27, 2016

William Bowman and collaborators work on the effect of air pollution on plant diversity is profiled in the Denver Post.

Deane Bowers Wins Award for Grad Mentoring

April 15, 2016

Congradulations Deane Bowers ! Deane was selected as an Outstanding Graduate Mentor by the Graduate School for 2015/2016. Her nomination came from current graduate students and recent graduates in her lab. The award reflects the long standing dedication and demonstrated excellence Deane has for training her own students, but also...