EBIO student, jack darcy flys a drone above an alpine lake.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department ranked 9th worldwide

July 26, 2018

According to ShanghaiRanking Consultancy's 2018 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, Ecology at CU Boulder is ranked 9th in the world, rising from its previous ranking at number 33. The ranking is based on "research productivity, research quality, extent of international collaboration, research with top quality (sic), and the highest academic recognitions."

claret cup cactus - photo by jeff mitton

Hummingbirds and the claret cup cactus

June 6, 2018

The relationship between the Claret Cup Cactus and hummingbirds are interwoven, Jeff Mitton explains hummingbirds role in the pollination of these species of cacti.

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Uncovering Boulder’s forgotten apple tree legacy

May 24, 2018

CU Boulder students and researchers are studying Boulder's historical apple trees in the hopes of preserving one of the town's agricultural legacies.

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Dr. Jingchun Li & Julienne Ng Awarded

Jan. 5, 2018

Professor Jingchun Li and postdoctoral researcher Julienne Ng were both awarded in CU Boulder's 2017's Outstanding Postdoc and Mentor awards.

Professor Mike Breed interviewed by social insect scientist

Jan. 5, 2018

Social insects - those insects that rely on communication to gather, build and survive. Mike Breed reflects on his favorite social insects and research over the past years.

Insect Biology - Dying Fabric with Cochineal Bugs

Jan. 5, 2018

Students in EBIO 4660, Insect Biology are featured in CU Boulder Today. Cochineal bugs are found in nature to have a coloring defense mechanism. Before synthetic dyes were invented, cochineal bugs, among other plants and insects, were used to die fabric.

Rutledge walking in snowy trail in boulder co


Nov. 7, 2017

Hotspots , unearths the stories of people from all backgrounds and challenges viewers to view the world through a different lens. Carley Rutledge, built the Hotspots project with the aim to create a safe and educational platform for the everyday American to share their thoughts, feelings, questions and stories. Rutledge...

CU Boulder ranks No. 24 in Environment/ Ecology

Nov. 3, 2017

The annual U.S. News & World Report on global University rankings has placed CU Boulder in the top 25 for Environment/ Ecology subjects. Globally, CU retained it's number 2 ratings for geosciences and ranks in the top 50 universities overall.

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Digitally Preserving Plants of the Rockies

Oct. 30, 2017

Assistant Professor Erin Trip receives $2.9 million grant to begin digitally archiving more than 1.7 million plants across the southern Rocky Mountain range.

painted lady butterfly refuels nectar stores during migration - photo by Jeff Mitton

The Migration Continues

Oct. 25, 2017

Painted ladies, Vanessa cardui migration continues through Colorado their 70-mile swarm was detected by weather radar. Professor Jeff Mitton shares insight and photos of the migration.