Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grants gifted to 16 EBIO grad students

April 2, 2012

The EBIO Graduate School has given 16 current students grants ranging from $1000 to $2000. Congratulations to Anna Peterson, Amber Churchill, John Mischler, Brian Stucky, Gaddy Bergmann, Scott Ferrenberg, Amanda Hund, Max Joseph, Samantha Weintraub, Abbey Paulson, Matt Wilkins, Chelsea Cook, Sarah Orlofske, Miranda Redmond, Natalie Robinson, and Susan Whitehead.

EBIO graduate student awarded Campus Sustainability Award for Student Leadership

April 2, 2012

EBIO grad student Samantha Weintraub just received the Campus Sustainability Award for Student Leadership. She has put in a lot of time into sustainability efforts and EBIO and Ramaley Hall, not to mention the environment, have already benefited from her work. There will be a luncheon awards ceremony in her...

EBIO's Mitton and Scott find mountain pine beetles are doubling their reproductive cycle

March 20, 2012

Jeffry Mitton , an EBIO professor at CU, and one of his Ph.D. candidates, Scott Ferrenberg, have found that mountain pine beetles have developed the ability to reproduce twice instead of once a year. Mitton and Ferrenberg are the first to report this, attributing the reproductive change to climate warming,...

EBIO's Breed and Nufio appointed to prominent positions in the Organization for Tropical Studies

March 13, 2012

The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is a consortium of 63 universities and research institutions in the United States, Latin America and Australia. Two of EBIO's own, Mike Breed and César Nufio, were recently elected to prominent positions in the organization. Breed will be OTS's new Chairman of the Board...

Media recognition for EBIO's Andrew Martin and his classroom "flipping"

Feb. 19, 2012

Andrew Martin 's Evolutionary Biology class at CU Boulder is getting media recognition because of his modern teaching style of "flipping". With flipping, instead of a traditional passive-listening lecture, students are broken into discussion groups during class. Before class students may watch lectures online, listen to podcasts, or do readings...

Boulder Daily Camera recognizes Johnson and Safran

Feb. 17, 2012

The Boulder Daily Camera , Boulder's daily newspaper, featured EBIO professors Pieter Johnson and Rebecca Safran for their recent NSF CAREER awards. More on the awards can be found on this page in the news updates on 11/30/11 and 11/29/11. Check out what our wonderful faculty are doing in this...

Medeiros lab secures double grants, NSF EAGER and NIH R03

Feb. 7, 2012

The National Science Foundation gave the Medeiros lab the EAGER (Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research) award to turn the invertebrate chordate Amphioxus into a genetic model system. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) R03 helps support small projects that have the potential to be turned into 5 year NIH R01...

Michael Breed earns "Outstanding Academic Title" recognition from Choice Magazine

Dec. 20, 2011

In each January issue, Choice Magazine publishes a list of the Outstanding Academic Titles of 2011 , a list EBIO Professor Michael Breed found himself on for his work editing the Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior . Breed worked alongside Janice Moore to edit the work, which has over 300 entries...

Pieter Johnson scores another NSF CAREER award for EBIO

Nov. 30, 2011

CU EBIO Assistant Professor Pieter Johnson was just announced as another NSF CAREER award recipient. Johnson's award marks the second NSF CAREER award for EBIO faculty this year. The $700,000 award spans for five years and will be applied to understanding how community diversity affects disease. Johnson currently researches disease...

Great news for Nichole Barger - Funding from NASA/USDA to study carbon management

Nov. 29, 2011

Nichole Barger , and Co PIs Jason Neff, Lisa Dilling, and Jana Milford have been awarded $570 from NASA/USDA for their grant entitled: Carbon management on public lands in the Intermountain West: Multi-scale analysis of carbon stock response to human and natural disturbances. They will develop an integrated multi-scale approach...