Ruddy willows in a snow field welcome the oncoming spring.

Jeff Mitton: Willow stems in spring

March 28, 2017

I this issue of Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine EBIO professor Jeff Mitton explores the causes and variety of willow stem colors in the spring, as well as why they appear to grow small pine cones on their stems. Expand your knowledge of these Colorado trees and shrubs of many...

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Two EBIO students win McDonnell Foundation postdoctoral fellowships

March 22, 2017

Helen McCreery (Breed lab) and Lauren Shoemaker (Melbourne/Clauset labs) were both recipients of the 2016 James S McDonnell Foundation postdoctoral fellowship awards in complex systems. These prestigious awards will provide 2-3 years of support. Only around 16 are given out annually to an international pool of applicants, and this year,...

lichen Lechanora argopholis (Butter Biscuits), photo by Erin Tripp

Erin Tripp talks lichens on CPR

March 20, 2017

Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel speaks with Erin about her new book ( Field Guide to the Lichens of White Rocks) , lichens, and Colorado. That episode aired March 17th. Erin was also featured on May 25th in the Boulder Daily Camera in recognition of the book.

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Sam Flaxman receives outstanding faculty award from Disability Services

March 7, 2017

CU Boulder's Disability Services will be hosting its first annual awards ceremony next month to recognize students, alumni, and faculty who have fostered outreach and supported other students and faculty in the disabled community. Disability Services will present four awards--one for a faculty member; one for a staff member; one...

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Long-term ecological study to continue at Niwot Ridge

Feb. 23, 2017

A $6.8 million NSF renewal grant to CU Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research will give an additional six years of longevity to the study of natural and human-caused ecological change at Niwot Ridge, a site which has provided invaluable data since the 1940s. Read the full report here.

Topher Weiss-Lehman and Brett Melbourne Publish New Research on Range Expansion and Rapid Trait Evolution

Jan. 30, 2017

Working with CSU's Ruth Hufbauer, EBIO faculty Brett Melbourne and graduate student Topher Weiss-Lehman have published a new paper in Nature Communications. The paper has important implications for the responses of organisms to climate change and other environmental impacts. Congratulations to Topher and Brett! Read the paper here .

Alan Townsend in the New York Times: Our National Relationship with Science

Jan. 27, 2017

CU Boulder's Alan Townsend has written an opinion piece featured in the New York Times. He offers his thoughts and observations on the wide-ranging value of science, from cancer treatments to climate research, in our daily and personal lives. Read the full article here .

Amy Churchill Honored at American Geophysical Union Meeting

Dec. 31, 2016

Amy Churchill's paper at the December 2016 American Geophysical Union meeting has been selected as one of the Outstanding Student Papers, an honor granted only to the top 5% of student participants. Congratulations, Amy! Click here for more information about the presentation .

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Helen McCreery featured in the New York Times

Nov. 16, 2016

EBIO grad student Helen McCreery's research into group problem-solving strategies among longhorn crazy ants has been featured in the New York Times . Using a variety of Lego barricades (straight walls, cul-de-sacs, and traps) to block the paths of ants carrying a payload of tuna fish back to their nest,...

CU Boulder Ranked 26th in Best Global Universities in Environment/Ecology

Nov. 2, 2016

CU Boulder continues to excel: U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings list places CU Boulder 26th in environmental studies and ecology, out of 1000 universities in 65 countries, based on academic research performance and global and regional reputation. More information on their measurements and methodology can be found here .