C. euknemos is one of many frog species threatened by chytrid fungus. (Photo: Doug Woodhams)

Managing amphibian disease with skin microbiota

March 17, 2016

C. euknemos is one of many frog species threatened by chytrid fungus. (Photo: Doug Woodhams) Former postdoc, Doug Woodhams , Molly Bletz, Assistant Professor, Valerie McKenzie and recent PhD graduate Jordan Kueneman recently published a paper in Trends in Microbiology, titled, Managing amphibian disease with skin microbiota . Abstract: The...

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Nancy Emery awarded NSF career grant

March 14, 2016

Nancy Emery, Assistant professor in EBIO has just been awarded her NSF career grant. Congratulations Nancy! Below is the synopsis of the grant award: OVERVIEW Dispersal influences species distribution patterns by determining the range of environments that are colonized and the patterns of gene flow that connect populations. The traits...

Noah Fierer sampling plants in the field

Noah Fierer recognized as a highly cited researcher

March 7, 2016

Congrats to Noah Fierer for making Thompson Reuters list of the most highly cited researchers of papers published between 2003 and 2013.

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Western Conifer seed bugs are invading

March 4, 2016

Jeff Mitton, professor in EBIO finds an unwelcomed guest in his home - a western conifer seed bug. Leptoglossus occidentalis, the seed bug's scientific name, is known to spend winters inside the homes of boulder residents, read more about the bug it's habbits and portential concerns.

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Sam Flaxman Awarded NSF Grant

March 3, 2016

Assisstant Professor, Sam Flaxman was recently awarded a NSF grant for his research on genomic acrchitecture of speciation. See NSF title and abstract below. Title: How predictable is the evolving genomic architecture of speciation? Abstract: Part 1. Non-Technical Description: Moderneemed impossible to achiev Currently, one of the biggest challenges is...

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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...