Nichole Barger and Sarah Seiter receive Chancellor's Award for STEM

May 1, 2014

Congratulations to Nichole Barger and Sarah Seiter for receiving a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in STEM Education for Faculty and Staff. Their proposal, "Transforming Graduate Training in STEM Education" was accepted!

Mike Breed named Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society

April 24, 2014

Congratulations to Mike Breed for being named a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society! Each year the Executive Committee of ABS elects a small number of fellows who have made distinguished contributions to the field. Fellows are limited in number, never exceeding 10% of the ABS membership. Mike's selection is...

Miranda Redmond wins Campus Sustainability Award

April 4, 2014

Congratulations to EBIO graduate student Miranda Redmond for receiving the Campus Sustainability Award for Student Leadership. The annual campus sustainability awards program started in 1997 as a means to recognize commitment to reducing the burden that the CU campus places on the environment. Outstanding efforts make CU's successful and challenging...

Rebecca Safran receives Innovative Seed Grant

March 31, 2014

Congratulations to Rebecca Safran for receiving the Innovative Seed Grant Program award (IGP)! The size of the award is $49950. See the project summary below. CU innovative seed grant – project summary The overarching goal of the proposed research is to understand the interface between social behavior and parasite/pathogen transmission...

Student-professor collaboration could result in a better-fed astronaut.

March 16, 2014

As an undergrad studying ecology and evolutionary biology, Lizzie Lombardi found herself as one of the few “plant” people on a team of University of Colorado Boulder engineering students who were tasked with a lofty mission: build a robotic system that could garden in space. The aerospace engineering team was...

Tom Limieux

Five questions for Tom Lemieux CU: Boulder greenhouse manager says pay attention to your plants – and beware snakes

Feb. 20, 2014

While working for an agriculture biotech company in the San Francisco Bay area, Tom Lemieux had a couple of benches where he would keep his “weird” plants. But his job entailed growing corn, tomatoes and petunias for research, so there wasn’t much room for the plants he enjoyed. He was...

Aaron Hirsch

Five questions for Aaron Hirsh In writing, research associate takes literary look at human impact on environment

Feb. 13, 2014

The structure of some higher education institutions sometimes does not allow students to pursue dual passions. Such was the case with Aaron Hirsh, who loved biology and writing. Despite the “rules,” he found a way to combine his interests of writing and contributing to the project of working toward a...

CU-Boulder researchers lead breakthrough study on microbes in butterflies

Feb. 2, 2014

CU-Boulder researchers lead breakthrough study on microbes in butterflies Red postman butterfly ( Courtesy photo / University of Colorado ) The internal bacterial makeup of a butterfly species through its three major life stages has been genetically sequenced for the first time by a team led by a University of...

Toby Hammer publishes report on the internal bacterial makeup of butterflies

Jan. 31, 2014

For the first time ever, a team led by Toby Hammer at University of Colorado Boulder has sequenced the internal bacterial makeup of the three major life stages of a butterfly species, a project that showed some surprising events occur during metamorphosis. Congratulations on the publication of this exciting work!...

New CU-Boulder study shows differences in mammal responses to climate change.

Jan. 27, 2014

If you were a shrew snuffling around a North American forest, you would be 27 times less likely to respond to climate change than if you were a moose grazing nearby. That is just one of the findings of a new University of Colorado Boulder assessment led by Assistant Professor...