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

headshot of katherine suding

Katharine Suding named AAAS fellow for 2018

Dec. 3, 2018

CU Boulder professors Katharine Suding and Tom Perkins are among 416 newly elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed by their peers. AAAS fellows are elected each year due to scientifically significant or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

ariel shot of a patch of trees, surrounding land is fragmented

Forest fragmentation disrupts parasite infection in Australian lizards

Dec. 3, 2018

EBIO Postdoctoral researcher, Julian Resasco just published a paper in Ecoogy detailing how deforestation and habitat fragmentation can decrease transmission of a parasitic nematode in a particular species of Australian lizard, the pale-flecked garden sunskink.

various test tubes organized and seperated by clear plastic bottles

Suding and Fierer earn prestigious 2018 Highly Cited designation

Dec. 3, 2018

Eleven CU Boulder researchers were honored in an annual report released by the firm Clarivate Analytics, which recognizes papers that rank in the top one percent of citations for their field and the year in its Web of Science platform. Two are EBIO faculty. Congratulations Katie and Noah!