thermal interpretation of a fragmented landscape

Kika Tuff, Ty Tuff and Kendi Davies published in Ecology Letters

Feb. 29, 2016

Temperature changes wreak ecological havoc in deforested areas, CU-Boulder study finds


Feb. 26, 2016

In an effort to improve science education, CU Boulder has invested in learning assistants (LAs) - undergraduates paid and trained to teach their peers material in STEM courses. Several EBIO courses employee LA's and are featured in this week's NRP article on improving the learning experience in STEM courses.

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Four grad students win NSF awards

Feb. 17, 2016

Congratulations to Toby Hammer, Lauren Shoemaker, Topher Weiss-Lehman and Amanda Hund for getting their DDIGs funded!!! Way to go! Please see titles below--looks like some very interesting research will be happening! Amanda for getting her NSF Dissertation Improvement grant funded!! Toby Hammer: "Do gut microbiota affect caterpillar herbivory and fitness?"...

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Greenhouses grow better students, biologists say

Feb. 17, 2016

In the oasis of greenhouses on campus, biology students can make cutting-edge scientific advances, while surrounded by tropical plants in a tranquil setting, where the only sounds you hear are the soft whirring of fans, the rustling of leaves and the occasional gentle drips of water. Here, students learn firsthand...

Pat Kociolek awarded Fullbright Fellowship

Feb. 10, 2016

The Fulbright program sends 800 U.S. faculty members and professionals abroad each year and is intended for candidates who wish to conduct research, teach or undertake a combination of both at an academic institution of their choice in a host country. Fellows lecture and conduct research in a wide variety...

Murder, they wrote... Plant forensic scientists help solve crimes

Feb. 3, 2016

Two EBIO Emeritus, Jane Bock and David Norris publish forensic plant science book expected to aid dectectives in solving crimes.

Amanda Hund, examining a barn swallow, captured in a net

Attractive males advertise clean territories

Feb. 1, 2016

Amanda Hund. I am a PhD student in EBIO working with Dr. Rebecca Safran. My research focuses on understanding how parasites may play an important role in how new species form. Specifically, I am interested in how parasites influence the evolution of sexual traits across closely related populations. To explore...

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Amanda Hund and Scott Taylor awarded at ASN meeting

Jan. 25, 2016

EBIO Graduate Student, Amanda Hund and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Scott Taylor were both awarded at the American Society of Naturalists 2016 conference in Asilomar, CA which took place January 2016. Scott Taylor will be joining the EBIO faculty this coming Fall. Founded in 1883...

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2015 EBIO honor students

Dec. 17, 2015

The EBIO department's honors program offers select dedicated students the opportunity to peruse research interests, compile and defend a thesis paper. Several papers are accepted and published in respected scientific journals. the department's 2015 honors students are highlighted below. Interested in graduating with honors? Check out our Honors Program !...

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Degradation of biocrusts in the desert southwest

Dec. 10, 2015

Scott Ferrenberg and Sasha Reed, EBIO alumni, have published the findings of a 15-year experiment in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This study focused on biocrusts, and how increased precipitation and increased temperature cause these crusts to degrade and die. They also examined the difference between this kind...