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Suding and Fierer earn prestigious 2018 Highly Cited designation

Dec. 3, 2018

Eleven CU Boulder researchers were honored in an annual report released by the firm Clarivate Analytics, which recognizes papers that rank in the top one percent of citations for their field and the year in its Web of Science platform. Two are EBIO faculty. Congratulations Katie and Noah!

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EBIO Program Ranked Globally

Nov. 16, 2018

The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology program at CU Boulder ranks 27th best in world according to the U.S. News & World's 2019 Nest Global Universities.

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CU Boulder pika researcher receives conservation award

Nov. 16, 2018

Chris Ray - A CU Boulder researcher is being recognized by the Denver Zoo for her extensive work studying the pika across the Colorado alpine

Chris Smith (left) and Rebecca Safran (right) re-examined the evolution of barn swallows and found that they may indeed have evolved alongside barns. Photographs courtesy of Rebecca Safran and Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado Boulder.

Barn swallows may indeed have evolved alongside barns, humans

Nov. 6, 2018

As humans evolved and expanded, so too did barn swallows, new research from CU Boulder suggests

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EBIO Members Join Project Biodiversify

Nov. 6, 2018

Members of EBIO take part in an exciting new effort to make teaching more inclusive. Project Biodiversify is an online repository of teaching materials and methods aimed at increasing the diversity of biologists highlighted in lectures, humanizing biologists, and making biology classrooms inclusive to students of all backgrounds (

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Key paper authored by EBIO grad student and postdoc

Oct. 24, 2018

EBIO Graduate Student, Angela Hansen and Amanda Hund , Ph.D. CU Boulder, 2017 are co-first authors on an important review paper recently published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution , one of the premier journals in our field. The study, with Scott Taylor as a contributing author, examines the roles...

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Pushing Boundaries: Student works to restore fragile veneer of biocrust in the American West

Oct. 12, 2018

Student Lior Gross, who's doing a concurrent bachelor's/master's degree in ecology and evolutionary biology, studies ways to reintroduce biocrust back onto depleted land.

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Taking General Biology this semester?

Aug. 28, 2018

Former EBIO 1210 students discuss their methods for success and effective study habits.

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Honeybee hive-mates influenced to fan wings to keep hive cool

Aug. 3, 2018

Honeybees fan their wings to cool down hives when temperatures rise, but a new study suggests older honeybees influence the fanning behavior of younger bees. CU Boulder Today highlights Rachel Kasper, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Student who graduated in 2016.

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USDA awards $1.2 million to improve ranching and rangeland climate adaptation

Aug. 3, 2018

EBIO Professor and INSTARR Fellow, Katherine Suding has just been awarded a $1.2 million research grant through the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Suding's grant is part of a larger $13.3 million investment aimed at advancing agroecosystems resilience in a changing climate. Congratulations Katie!