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Brilliant coloration in American rubyspots signals male quality

Jan. 23, 2019

In species with territorial defense systems, such as red-winged blackbirds, brilliant colors have been shown to signal good health and vigor. Why then are American rubyspots's colored wings limited to just the base?

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Val McKenzie named RIO Faculty Fellow

Jan. 23, 2019

The RIO Faculty Fellows program is designed to help “collapse the campus” by cultivating a community of diverse, creative research leaders to help drive collaboration and innovation across the university.

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Declining warblers making the best of bad situation

Dec. 5, 2018

The discovery of a rare three-species warbler hybrid suggests bird species in sharp decline are struggling to find suitable mates

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Katharine Suding named AAAS fellow for 2018

Dec. 3, 2018

CU Boulder professors Katharine Suding and Tom Perkins are among 416 newly elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed by their peers. AAAS fellows are elected each year due to scientifically significant or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

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Forest fragmentation disrupts parasite infection in Australian lizards

Dec. 3, 2018

EBIO Postdoctoral researcher, Julian Resasco just published a paper in Ecoogy detailing how deforestation and habitat fragmentation can decrease transmission of a parasitic nematode in a particular species of Australian lizard, the pale-flecked garden sunskink.

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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 (