Three EBIO professors awarded prestigious BFA Award

April 1, 2015

This year, three EBIO professors have been awarded a BFA Excellence Award. This award is a longstanding tradition on the CU Boulder campus, and is one of the most prestigious teaching awards that can be bestowed upon a University of Colorado Boulder faculty member. This year, Professor Tim Seastedt was...

Carrie Havrilla awarded an NSF Pre-doctoral Research Fellowship

April 1, 2015

Carrie Havrilla, a graduate student with the Barger lab , has been awarded an NSF Pre-doctoral Research Fellowship to pursue her research on biological crusts. Congratulations Carrie!! Please see below for a brief synopsis of Carrie's study: The role of biocrusts in regulating dryland plant communities and exotic plant invasibility...

EBIO faculty and researchers awarded Campus Sustainability Award

March 31, 2015

We're pleased to announce that several members of the EBIO department have won Campus Sustainability Awards. Professor Becca Safran was awarded a Green Faculty Award for her film course. Carol Kearns and Diane Oliveras were awarded "Civic Achievement" sustainability awards, while Jessica Henley of the Fierer lab received a CU...

Kendi Davies and Brett Melbourne global habitat research featured in Science Advances journal

March 20, 2015

Seventy percent of forested lands remaining in the world are within a half mile of the forest edge, where encroaching urban, suburban or agricultural influences can cause any number of harmful effects, according to a new study involving EBIO professors Dr. Kendi Davies and Dr. Brett Melbourne published in Science...

Professor Kendi Davies wins prestigious National Science Foundation Career Award

March 16, 2015

Dr. Kendi Davies has recently been awarded the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Award. She is among a remarkably successful group of faculty across disciplines at CU to win one of these highly competitive awards in 2014-15. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is the National Science...

Doctoral Student Miranda Redmond featured in Arts & Sciences Magazine

March 16, 2015

Ecosystems dominated by species of piñon and juniper, a spatially extensive vegetation type in the United States, are among the most predominant vegetation types administered by U.S. land management agencies. That means, among other things, that millions of acres of piñon-juniper woodlands have been subjected to numerous land-management techniques since...

Professor Daniel Medeiros featured in Arts & Sciences Magazine

March 13, 2015

Vertebrates built new head from old parts, study conducted by Daniel Medeiros ' lab finds. The findings, which appeared in the February 26th issue of the journal Nature suggest that the appearance of the vertebrate head skeleton "did not depend on evolution of a new skeletal tissue, as is commonly...

Undergraduate Sharif Durzi wins best Front Range student presentation

March 1, 2015

Sharif Durzi, a senior EBIO student, represented the Breed lab at the Front Range Student Ecology Symposium held at CSU. He earned first place in the undergraduate presentation competition for his talk on the effect of honeybee larva on fanning behavior in worker honeybees, with research he conducted this past...

Scott Ferrenberg published and awarded by British Ecological Society

Feb. 27, 2015

Scott Ferrenberg , who recently finished his Ph.D. with Jeff Mitton, found out that the editors of Functional Ecology selected his recent paper with Jeff, "Smooth bark surfaces can defend trees against insect attack: resurrecting a ‘slippery’ hypothesis" for receipt of the 2014 Haldane Prize for the best paper by...

Kika Tarsi Tuff receives production credit in NANPA Summit documentary

Feb. 27, 2015

Kika Tarsi Tuff , an EBIO graduate student was one of twelve U.S. students selected to participate in the College Scholars program with the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). Students selected for the program, traveled to San Diego to film, edit and produce a short documentary. Students were allotted...

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