Nine EBIO graduate students win Bev Sears grants

March 11, 2011

We have just learned that Nathan Kleist, Amy Trowbridge, Brittany Jenkins, Rob Baker, Sarah Orlofske , Sierra Love Stowell, Tim Farkas, Dan Preston, and Susan Whitehead have received Beverly Sears grants in amounts ranging from $750-$2000. Congratulations to all!

Demmig-Adams, Adams and Lewis are EAGER at NSF

March 11, 2011

Barbara Demmig-Adams , William Adams , Ralph Jimenez, & Bill Lewis have received an EAGER grant from the National Science Foundation ! Assessing Functional Diversity of Algal Communities at the Single Cell Level with a Compact Multi-function Microfluidic Cytometer (2011-2012) $205,000. Congratulations!

Dr. Patrik Nosil a Packard nominee!

March 2, 2011

Patrik Nosil has been chosen as one of two candidates who will be put forward as the University's nominees for the Packard Award. This is a tremendous honor Patrik was selected from among 17 of the campuses most accomplished junior faculty. Congrats to Patrik!

What the heck is a Bdelloid rotifer?

Feb. 16, 2011

Mike Robison, graduate student in the Schmidt lab , is now one of the world's experts on one of the most ubiquitous groups of soil and aquatic eukaryotes! Their paper, entitled "Soil rotifer communities are extremely diverse globally but spatially autocorrelated locally" has just appeared in the Proceedings of the...

Alan Townsend - Google climate change communicator

Feb. 15, 2011

Congratulations to Alan Townsend, who has been chosen as one of only 21 Google Science Communication Fellows. He was chosen from among an elite group nominated by leaders in climate change research to communicate the science of climate change to the public. This is a tremendous honor and opportunity for...

Mike Breed wins Prose Award

Feb. 10, 2011

Mike Breed 's "Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior" has just won a 2010 Prose Award from the Association of American Publishers . This is a highly esteemed award that recognizes the very best in professional and scholarly publishing. Mike's book (co-authored with Janice Moore) was among 45 scholarly publications selected for...

Darwin Week!

Feb. 7, 2011

Darwin Week at the University of Colorado, Boulder, sponsored by the Secular Students and Skeptics Society there, running February 7-11. Featured are Vic Stenger on "Cosmic Creationism," a screening of the film Creation followed by commentary from Carol Cleland, Johannes Rudolph on "The Irreducible Complexity of DNA Building Blocks," John...

EBIO wins science education grant

Jan. 19, 2011

Andy Martin (PI) and CoPIs William Adams , Nichole Barger , John Basey , Barbara-Demmig-Adams , and Sam Flaxman have just learned that their proposal to CU's Science Education Initiative has been funded. They have garnered $480,000 to support "Increasing Teaching Effectiveness in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology". This funding will...

Ned Friedman elected Fellow of AAAS

Dec. 28, 2010

Ned Friedman has just received word that has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This honor from AAAS is in recognition of his "important contributions to the study of angiosperm evolutionary developmental biology." Ned will be honored at the February meeting of the...

Alan Townsend wins NSF grant to study nitrogen in the biosphere

Dec. 16, 2010

Alan Townsend and CoPI Eric Davidson (Woods Hole Res Ctr) have just learned that their NSF-RCN "Reactive Nitrogen in the Biosphere" has been funded ($499,791). The grant will focus on key unknowns in changing N cycle, concentrating on the U.S., and provides one source of funding to help launch a...