Multiple EBIO Graduate Students awarded

April 29, 2019

Congratulations to graduate students for the following grant awards. Recipients of the John W. Marr award are provided grants of $300 to $1,000 for Ph.D. candidates doing field research in plant ecology in the Rocky Mountains or the Arctic and attending one of the specific universities listed below. *John W...

pinedrops plant , easily identified by its pink stems, lack of green leaves and white flowers that resemble dangling urns

A plant incapable of photosynthesis but good at forming bridges

April 2, 2019

Pinedrops is a parasite on the roots of pines, but the relationship is neither as simple nor as direct as that. The basal portion of pinedrops becomes associated with mycorrhizal fungi attached to the roots of pine trees. Ectomycorrhizal fungi and many species of trees are mutualists, partners in a...

cu boulder campus in the spring, spring buds frame up a wide angle shot of a green field and the campus buildings behind it

EBIO professor Pieter Johnson wins 2019 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 2, 2019

Since 1992, the Hazel Barnes Prize has been awarded each year to a CU Boulder faculty member who exemplifies the enriching interrelationship between teaching and research, and whose work has had a significant impact on students, faculty, colleagues and the university.

Hyla rufitela tree frog sits on a large green leaf

The unseen microbial world of amphibian skin

March 28, 2019

A far-reaching global study led by CU Boulder scientists has found that climate is a critical determinant of microbial diversity on amphibian skin, with colder, more variable temperatures producing richer bacterial communities than warmer, more stable environments.

Tim Seastedt wins Chase Communit Service Award

Jan. 23, 2019

Please congratulate Tim.He won the CU-wide (all campuses) Chase Community Service Award. In the award letter to Tim from President Benson he quotes from one of the supporting letters: “As a faculty member, researcher, mentor, colleague, and community member, Tim is exemplary in his commitment to service in the greater...

Nine EBIO Graduate Students awared Bev Sears Grants

Jan. 23, 2019

Nine EBIO Graduate Students were awarded funding from the Graduate School through the Beverly Sears Grants. The Bev Sears endowment fund was created to honor Bev Sears in recognition of her longstanding loyalty and efforts on behalf of the Graduate School. Bev Sears grants are intended to provide outstanding PhD...

Mike breed with students on a wooded bridge. Aspen trees in background, the class is on a hike

End of an Era: Mike Breed

Jan. 23, 2019

Our very own Mike Breed is finishing up his role with Baker RAP at the end of the semester and will be retiring at the end spring.

photo of a damselfly pearched on a blade of grass, the fly has bright red colors on it's wing

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?

RIO faculty standing outside posing for a photograph

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.

warbler birt on ground, close up shot, can see colors on birds wings

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