What are Undergraduate Highlights?
The undergraduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is a thriving, inspiring hub housing passionate students who are engaged in many different applications and projects relating to their areas of curiosity and expertise. We want to highlight these innovative and developing projects and people coming out of our program, in order to support and encourage more direct engagement with the world through the lens of ecology and biology. Explore recent projects below, and help to share and support work you care about!


Lindsey Dougherty

Lindsey Dougherty

July 15, 2015

After learning to SCUBA dive, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in biology. The EBIO department at CU Boulder gives a well-rounded background for any biological field and has a very strong ancillary science program. My future plans are to pursue a graduate degree in Marine Biology. The...

Ariel Demarest with butterflies

Ariel Demarest

July 15, 2015

The great thing about the CU EBIO department is that undergraduates are actually encouraged to do research. Not only are the faculty incredibly supportive, CU funds undergraduate work. Last summer, I got a UROP grant from the university to conduct plant surveys, take soil samples, and learn to analyze them...

Anna Walker next to tree

Anna Walker

March 30, 2015

I am in my senior year as an undergraduate in the EBIO department. I have immensely enjoyed every EBIO class I have taken not only because the material is always so interesting, but also because the people in the department, students and professors alike, are great. My favorite classes include...

Student-professor collaboration could result in a better-fed astronaut.

March 16, 2014

As an undergrad studying ecology and evolutionary biology, Lizzie Lombardi found herself as one of the few “plant” people on a team of University of Colorado Boulder engineering students who were tasked with a lofty mission: build a robotic system that could garden in space. The aerospace engineering team was...