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...

Sam Flaxman wins the Award of Excellence as an Outstanding Teacher for Technology in Teaching

Jan. 17, 2014

Congratulations to Sam Flaxman for being awarded an Award of Excellence as an Outstanding Teacher for Technology in Teaching. In December 2013, students were asked to nominate an instructor who uses technology in outstanding ways to support student learning. Sam's students particularly appreciated his “use of iClicker questions and video...

Congrats to Miranda Redmond and the Barger lab for their paper on Pinyon Pine cone production and regional warming

Feb. 20, 2013

In a paper appearing recently in the journal Ecosphere, published by the Ecological Society of America, the study's co-authors linked a 2.3 degree Fahrenheit temperature rise over four decades recorded at nine research sites to a decline in pinyon pine seed cone reproduction. Leading the study was CU doctoral student...

Congrats to Pieter Johnson and his lab for establishing the underlying mechanisms between increased biodiversity and disease risk

Feb. 13, 2013

The Johnson lab researchers spent three years sampling 345 wetlands and recording malformations in amphibians— which included missing, misshapen or extra sets of hind legs. These deformaties caused by parasitic infections, were recorded in 24,215 amphibians. The results showed that ponds with half a dozen amphibian species had a 78...

Erin Tripp's new book published by the New York Botanical Garden

Feb. 13, 2013

Erin Tripp 's new book titled: Lichens and Allied Fungi of Great Smoky National Park , has recently been published by the New York Botanical Garden Press . Congratulations Erin!

Medeiros lab secures National Science Foundation Grant

Dec. 18, 2012

The Medeiros lab has just been awarded a National Science Foundation grant. It is a 3 yr sole-Principal Investigator grant for $530,000. The grant will be used to study the origin of the vertebrate head skeleton, using lampreys and amphioxus as models for our ancient jawless and invertebrate chordate ancestors...

Collinge lab secures renewed National Science Foundation funding

Dec. 12, 2012

The Collinge lab has been awarded $449,999 in continued funding from the National Science Foundation. This award will support their long-term research on vernal pool plant community ecology and restoration. Congratulations to Sharon Collinge and her lab!