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.

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Noah Fierer receives Provost Award

Aug. 1, 2017

Each year, Provost Faculty Achievement awards are presented to select faculty members who have offered recent significant publications or creative contributions in their academic fields. Noah Fierer, Associate Professor has been awarded a Provost Faculty Achievement Award this year!

Max Wasser studies pikas near Mountain Research Station west of Boulder

Beyond Boulder: What pikas and alpine plants tell us about climate change

Aug. 1, 2017

Undergraduates Max Wasser and Grace Kendziorski discuss their summer research experience at the Mountain Research Station

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Citizen Science and Shower Heads

July 17, 2017

Noah Fierer, studies microbial communities that exist in the common household. Noah and research associate Matt Gerbert, are specifically interested in exploring what microbial communities might exist in shower heads. Using citizen science to significantly increase their sample database, Noah and Matt aim to discover the effects of these microbe...

Aerial shot of the fairy circle landscape - photo by Lauren Shoemaker

Namibia Fairy Circles

June 8, 2017

EBIO Graduate Student - Lauren Shoemaker, recalls her time spent in Namibia investigating the formation of the famed Namibian Fairy Circles. Lauren, Nichole Barger and Holly Barnard spent half a month in the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Fairy Circles are generally described to be circular patches of land, devoid of vegetation...

Kathryn Grabenstein holds a bird and examines its wing.

Kathryn Grabenstein receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

June 5, 2017

Kathryn Grabenstein, a graduate student in the Taylor Lab, has received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the NSF for her dissertation project researching biodiversity and human-induced speciation/hybridization. Congratulations, Kathryn! Asked to describe her proposed research, Kathryn had this to say: "The seemingly stable web of biodiversity around us is, in...

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Toby Hammer Interviewed in Nature Podcast

May 31, 2017

Toby Hammer was interviewed about his work on the missing caterpillar gut microbiome in the May 18th, 2017 episode of the Nature podcast. His work (a preprint version) can be found on bioRxiv . The podcast is available for download from Nature's podcast archives and on YouTube . Nature has...

Noise Pollution: Nathan Kleist and Clint Francis Featured in Science Magazine

May 9, 2017

EBIO graduate students Nathan Kleist (PhD 2017) and Clint Francis (PhD 2010) are featured in a recent article in Science about the increase and pervasiveness of noise pollution in the United States, especially in protected areas. Read about the article in Science or access the article itself .

Julie Byle Wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

May 3, 2017

Julie Byle, EBIO graduate student, has secured an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. She plans to create an interdisciplinary program studying the relationship between traditional scientific education--using, for example, conceptual tools such as the scientific method and hierarchical classification systems of taxonomy--and indigenous ways of knowing. The program will focus on...

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EBIO Poster Fair!

May 1, 2017

Hello, all! Once again, it is time for EBIO's Poster Fair. This semester, we'll have posters from 2040, 3080, 3940, and 4270 up over the course of this Tuesday through Thursday, May 2-4. In keeping with our poster traditions, the majority will show students' class research projects and/or proposals for...