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Jared Steward Awarded NSF Grant

May 6, 2019

Congratulations to Jared Stewart who wrote and was awarded a 3 year NSF postdoc grant to study the "The genetic architecture of hydraulic and whole-plant performance under cold temperatures in sunflower." He will be working with Sean Gleason at the USDA–ARS Water Research and Systems Management unit in Fort Collins...

A fungus is killing off Boreal toads, a type of toad specifically adapted to high-altitude life in the southern Rocky Mountains.

Probiotic Baths for Boreal Toads

May 6, 2019

Can soaking tadpoles in a purple probiotic bath save the Colorado Boreal Toad? Tim Korpita, a graduate student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology attempts to answer that question.

 Katherine Suding leads a tour of the Long-Term Ecological Research site on Niwot Ridge, Colorado. Photo by Chris Ray, fall 2015.

Katharine Suding receives Ecological Society of America Robert H. MacArthur award

April 29, 2019

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has awarded Katharine N. Suding its Robert H. MacArthur Award . The award honors an established, mid-career ecologist for meritorious contributions to ecology, in the expectation of continued outstanding ecological research. Award winners generally are within 25 years from the completion of their PhDs.

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Katie Clark awarded employee of the year by the College of Arts and Science

April 29, 2019

Katie Clark, EBIO office manager is awarded the College of Arts and Science Employee of the Year Award. Clark was praised for her “professionalism, excellent management skills, and boundless initiative,” for her successful efforts to streamline and modernize office systems, procedures and records and for training others in best practices...

Valerie McKenzie selected as honorable - Graduate School's outstanding mentor awards

April 29, 2019

The Graduate School congratulates those dedicated faculty members selected to receive this year’s outstanding faculty mentor awards. The nomination materials showcased their many contributions in mentoring graduate students and supporting the graduate education mission.

Dustin Quant receives 2019 Green Labs Award

April 29, 2019

The University of Colorado wishes to recognize outstanding efforts toward continuing the leadership and legacy of sustainability at CU Boulder. Since 1997 the Annual Campus Sustainability Awards have recognized individuals, departments, and offices that have made a significant contribution to reducing the ecological footprint and increasing the resilience of campus...

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Sheila Turbek selected for American Society of Naturalists' Student Research Award

April 29, 2019

Congratulations to Sheila Turbek who was selected for the American Society of Naturalists' Student Research Award! Her research program "Explaining mismatches between genetic and phenotypic divergence in a rapid radiation of finch-like birds" was lauded for its advancement of the conceptual unification of ecology and evolution. The American Society of...

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.