Laura Dee

Dr. Laura Dee selected 2022 ESA Early Career Fellow

April 12, 2022

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) announced EBIO Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Dee among the 2022 Early Career Fellows. ESA's fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and management and policy. Early Career Fellows are members within...

At the top of the page: The redpoll species previously recognized as Hoary (left), Common (center) and Lesser (right) are a single species (Drawings by Liz Clayton-Fuller).

Redpolls reflect continuous variation influenced by supergene in one species

March 11, 2022

As always, unexpected and important discoveries prompt new questions and suggest new lines of research Molecular genetic studies of species are giving us clearer, more precise views of the natural world around us. These sorts of studies have the greatest public impacts when they reveal that a familiar species is...

INSTAAR Assistant Professorship in Aquatic Ecology and/or Aquatic Biogeochemistry

Feb. 23, 2022

Requisition Number: 36595 Location: Boulder, Colorado Employment Type: Faculty Schedule: Full-Time Posting Close Date: 11-Mar-2022 Date Posted: 31-Jan-2022 Job Summary The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research ( INSTAAR ) and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ( EBIO ) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, (CU Boulder) invite applications...

The stump of the “Old Main Cottonwood” on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The tree has been taken down after 140 years, but not before cuttings were taken so that clones of the tree can be propagated. The disc will be saved for artists as raw material.

CU was forced to cut down a famed 142-year-old tree. Clones will carry on its legacy

Feb. 2, 2022

Hart Van Denburg/CPR News John B. Clark, greenhouse director at CU Boulder’s ecology and evolutionary biology department, with cuttings from the “Old Main Cottonwood” that will be nurtured until large enough to be planted on campus. The tree has been taken down after 140 years. After living through two World...

Retired ‘free-range ecologist’ helps students become green ambassadors

Retired ‘free-range ecologist’ helps students become green ambassadors

Feb. 2, 2022

Professor emeritus was recently awarded an outreach grant to assist in community efforts to mitigate environmental degradation on the Front Range

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Historic “Old Main Cottonwood” slated for removal over Winter Break

Dec. 15, 2021

Planted in 1879 or 1880, the “Old Main Cottonwood” is the oldest and tallest tree on campus. At more than 140 years old, 110 feet tall and 19 feet in circumference at the base of the trunk, it has outlived and outgrown all other on-campus cottonwoods that were planted at...

Arctic Finch on Branch

Common arctic finches are all the same species

Dec. 6, 2021

New research from CU Boulder confirms that there are not, in fact, multiple species of Redpoll Finches, as previously thought By Cay Leytham-Powell • Published: Dec. 2, 2021 For birders struggling to figure out what kind of Redpoll they’re watching, new research from the University of Colorado Boulder says don’t...

Julie Volckens is OIEC director of assessment and helped Safran's lab create the survey.

Lab turns critical eye on itself, aims to retain diverse voices

Oct. 27, 2021

It’s said that a diversity of voices promotes a diversity of solutions, but retaining those diverse voices remains a challenge for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. A new project at the University of Colorado Boulder, though, hopes to target that need at the most accessible level: the lab...

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

Declining warblers making the best of bad situation

Oct. 27, 2021

A strange warbler found in a Pennsylvania backyard is the first-of-its-kind three-species hybrid, indicating nearby endangered warblers might be making the best of a declining population—but at a cost, according to new research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the University of Colorado Boulder. With a mother that is...

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Interactive website immerses viewers in the world of barn swallows

Oct. 19, 2021

Avani Fachon, a CU undergraduate with a major in ecology and evolutionary biology and a minor in media production, has created an honors thesis project as a multimedia, interactive website titled Rituals of this Good Earth: An Exploration of Barn Swallow-Human Interconnections . She is a National Science Foundation Post...