A caterpillar feeds on leaf flesh.

Toby Hammer Interviewed in Nature Podcast

May 31, 2017

Toby Hammer was interviewed about his work on the missing caterpillar gut microbiome in the May 18th, 2017 episode of the Nature podcast. His work (a preprint version) can be found on bioRxiv . The podcast is available for download from Nature's podcast archives and on YouTube . Nature has...

Noise Pollution: Nathan Kleist and Clint Francis Featured in Science Magazine

May 9, 2017

EBIO graduate students Nathan Kleist (PhD 2017) and Clint Francis (PhD 2010) are featured in a recent article in Science about the increase and pervasiveness of noise pollution in the United States, especially in protected areas. Read about the article in Science or access the article itself .

Julie Byle Wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

May 3, 2017

Julie Byle, EBIO graduate student, has secured an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. She plans to create an interdisciplinary program studying the relationship between traditional scientific education--using, for example, conceptual tools such as the scientific method and hierarchical classification systems of taxonomy--and indigenous ways of knowing. The program will focus on...

Samuel Flaxman and Stephanie Mayer.

Sam Flaxman and Stephanie Mayer elected to Boulder Faculty Assembly

April 17, 2017

EBIO's Sam Flaxman and Stephanie Mayer have been newly elected as members of the Boulder Faculty Assembly, a position where they will represent the CU Boulder faculty at large in the shared governance of the campus. They will set academic policy in addition to advising university administrators on other policy...

Ruddy willows in a snow field welcome the oncoming spring.

Jeff Mitton: Willow stems in spring

March 28, 2017

I this issue of Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine EBIO professor Jeff Mitton explores the causes and variety of willow stem colors in the spring, as well as why they appear to grow small pine cones on their stems. Expand your knowledge of these Colorado trees and shrubs of many...

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Two EBIO students win McDonnell Foundation postdoctoral fellowships

March 22, 2017

Helen McCreery (Breed lab) and Lauren Shoemaker (Melbourne/Clauset labs) were both recipients of the 2016 James S McDonnell Foundation postdoctoral fellowship awards in complex systems. These prestigious awards will provide 2-3 years of support. Only around 16 are given out annually to an international pool of applicants, and this year,...

lichen Lechanora argopholis (Butter Biscuits), photo by Erin Tripp

Erin Tripp talks lichens on CPR

March 20, 2017

Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel speaks with Erin about her new book ( Field Guide to the Lichens of White Rocks) , lichens, and Colorado. That episode aired March 17th. Erin was also featured on May 25th in the Boulder Daily Camera in recognition of the book.

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Sam Flaxman receives outstanding faculty award from Disability Services

March 7, 2017

CU Boulder's Disability Services will be hosting its first annual awards ceremony next month to recognize students, alumni, and faculty who have fostered outreach and supported other students and faculty in the disabled community. Disability Services will present four awards--one for a faculty member; one for a staff member; one...

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Long-term ecological study to continue at Niwot Ridge

Feb. 23, 2017

A $6.8 million NSF renewal grant to CU Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research will give an additional six years of longevity to the study of natural and human-caused ecological change at Niwot Ridge, a site which has provided invaluable data since the 1940s. Read the full report here.

Topher Weiss-Lehman and Brett Melbourne Publish New Research on Range Expansion and Rapid Trait Evolution

Jan. 30, 2017

Working with CSU's Ruth Hufbauer, EBIO faculty Brett Melbourne and graduate student Topher Weiss-Lehman have published a new paper in Nature Communications. The paper has important implications for the responses of organisms to climate change and other environmental impacts. Congratulations to Topher and Brett! Read the paper here .