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.

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Hotspots

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.

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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