NSF grants CU Boulder nearly $2 million for climate communication by and for kids

Sept. 5, 2023

The award will fund small exhibits created by high school students that will tour museums and birding festivals throughout the Americas, raising awareness about climate change and promoting STEM diversity Can the common barn swallow help promote awareness of climate change while encouraging greater diversity in STEM? A group of...


Laura Dee on NPR's 'All Things Considered' - The huge effort to save a tiny, endangered snail in upstate New York

Aug. 9, 2023

Click below to listen! Transcript: JUANA SUMMERS, HOST: Scientists are racing to conserve species before more are gone. Recovery can take years to decades, but even the tiniest of critters are grabbing their attention. Reporter Tarryn Mento has this look at a big effort to save a small upstate New...

Two ‘century plants’ in bloom

July 24, 2023

Agave plants in bloom after nearly 30 years By Olivia Doak Two agave plants are in rare bloom for the next couple of weeks after being planted nearly 30 years ago at the University of Colorado Boulder. The agave is also known as a “century plant” because of how rarely...


Campus agave plants showcase once-in-a-lifetime blooms

July 17, 2023

After nearly 30 years of waiting, two agave plants on the CU Boulder campus are having their moment in the sun. Rare Agave Bloom https://youtu.be/B7lZ9xU_9mo The plants, which adorn an outdoor garden near the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology greenhouse on 30th Street, have started to bloom—something these succulents...


CU Boulder’s Colorado Field Botany Course – 2023

June 13, 2023

Professor – Erin Manzitto-Tripp Graduate Teaching Assistant – Adele Preusser Students – Maya Bliss, Giorgio Casini, Julia Dessart, Tate Ellis, Lucy Figueroa, Skylar Graves, Brendan Norman, Seth Raynor, Elton Springman, Jacob Watts, Gio Wilson By: Jacob Watts PhD Student, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology During May 2023, undergraduate and graduate students...


Fish are good at disregarding fake news - Bradley Worrell

April 12, 2023

Published research co-authored by CU Boulder marine biologist shows that coral reef fish can make dynamic adjustments in their sensitivity to information from other fish to suppress the spread of misinformation If you want to understand how wild animals deal with socially transmitted misinformation, examining the habits coral reef fish...

Genetic analysis of the frozen microbiome at 7900 m a.s.l., on the South Col of Sagarmatha (Mount Everest)

April 3, 2023

ABSTRACT Microbial communities in alpine environments >7,500 m.a.s.l. have not been well studied using modern cultivation-independent sequencing approaches due to the challenges and danger associated with reaching such high elevations. For this reason, we know little about the microorganisms found in sediments on Earth’s tallest mountains, how they reach these...

When someone sneezes on Everest, their germs can last for centuries

March 15, 2023

By Kelsey Simpkins Almost five miles above sea level in the Himalayan mountains, the rocky dip between Mount Everest and its sister peak, Lhotse, lies windswept, free of snow. It is here at the South Col where hundreds of adventurers pitch their final camp each year before attempting to scale...

Squirrels roll the dice on their offspring

Jan. 30, 2023

A collaborative study with a CU Boulder professor investigates how the risks and rewards of red squirrel reproduction is a microcosm of evolutionary patterns By Jaxon Parker January 25th, 2023 You’ve probably seen plenty of squirrels throughout your life: in your back yard, on campus, in the park and on...

Marine biologist probes importance of diversity

Jan. 30, 2023

Let’s CU Well presentation on Jan. 30 by CU Boulder professor to highlight diversity’s importance in many settings By Bradley Worrell January 20th, 2023 Diversity is important to the health of any ecosystem—whether it’s a coral reef or a university campus. That’s the message Mike Gil, marine biologist and University...