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 .

Adult Boreal Toad

Probiotic treatment protects endangered Colorado toads from lethal fungus

Sept. 23, 2016

Boreal toads are considered to be endangered within Colorado. New research from the McKenzie lab has shown that a probiotic treatment protects the toads against the lethal and globally spreading amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis ( Bd). The naturally-occurring bacterium J. lividum (nicknamed purple rain for it's distinctive purple hue)...

Christy McCain Investigates Mountain Biodiversity

Sept. 16, 2016

Congratulations to Christy McCain for her research into drivers of mountain biodiversity, featured here in The Atlantic !

Barn swallows get a makeover

Aug. 17, 2016

Rebecca Safran and her team of researchers have shown that Colorado male barn swallows with certain artificially colored feathers and shorter tail feathers were more successful in reproduction.

Andy in a sunhat and sunglasses

Presidential Teaching Scholar award to Andy Martin

April 28, 2016

Andy Martin , professor in EBIO has been awarded as one of this year's Presidential Teaching Scholars at CU Boulder! The President's Teaching Scholar Program recognizes and honors faculty whom have demonstrated exemplary efforts in teaching, creative work, scholarship and research. To read more about the program visit the Teaching...

William Bowman featured in Denver Post

April 27, 2016

William Bowman and collaborators work on the effect of air pollution on plant diversity is profiled in the Denver Post.

Deane Bowers Wins Award for Grad Mentoring

April 15, 2016

Congradulations Deane Bowers ! Deane was selected as an Outstanding Graduate Mentor by the Graduate School for 2015/2016. Her nomination came from current graduate students and recent graduates in her lab. The award reflects the long standing dedication and demonstrated excellence Deane has for training her own students, but also...

Megan Blanchard Awarded Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award

April 15, 2016

Congratulations to Megan Blanchard, recent recipient of a Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award. These awards recognize graduate student instructors who demonstrate outstanding teaching efforts within the classroom. Congratulations to Megan and all graduate students in the department for their excellent overall teaching!

Lauren Shoemaker, Amanda Hund and Christine Avena Awarded

April 14, 2016

Congratulations to Lauren Shoemaker, Amanda Hund and Christine Avena. Lauren was recently awarded a one-semester fellowship form the graduate school. Amanda has just been awarded a Carol Lynch Fellowship award from the graduate school. Christine was awarded a Fullbright Fellowship to do bat research in Switzerland. Congratulations EBIO Graduate Students!

Planted Evidence - Using plants to solve crime

April 8, 2016

Jane Bock and David Norris use plant evidence to solve crimes and document the locations and movements of suspects and victims.