Karen Bailey

Assistant Professor Karen Bailey named as an Early Career Fellow to the Ecological Society of America

April 5, 2023

Very excited and proud to announce that Assistant Professor Karen Bailey was named as an Early Career Fellow to the Ecological Society of America for 2023-2027, for advancing the science of ecology and showing promise for continuing contributions. Dr. Bailey's research focuses on the intersection of social justice, conservation, and...

Cassandra Brooks

Assistant Professor Cassandra Brooks recognized for excellence in leadership and service

April 4, 2023

We are so proud to announce that ENVS Assistant Professor, Cassandra Brooks, has been named one of the 2023 recipients of the Boulder Faculty Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service. A huge congratulations to Dr. Brooks for a well-deserved recognition! Check out the full list of recipients here.

Joanna Lambert

ENVS Professor Joanna Lambert featured on CBS Saturday Morning to discuss Colorado wolf re-introduction

April 3, 2023

Wolves were an instrumental part of North American habitats long before their populations were wiped out throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Now, Colorado is among other states re-introducing wolves to re-wild the West and restore this keystone species. ENVS Professor Joanna Lambert, was featured on CBS Saturday Morning to...

Jason Neff

ENVS Professor among team of engineers at CU developing a biodegradable soil sensor

March 20, 2023

Researchers at CU Boulder in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Environmental Science along with other co-authors published in last month's volume of the journal Advanced Science. The an article discussed their recent work on creating a biodegradable soil sensor. The lead author, was Dr. Madhur Atreya, a...

Zia Mehrabi

ENVS Professor advocates for global food-system models in World View piece in Nature

March 9, 2023

"Digital-twin" models have been integrated into high-stakes decision making in many sectors; aerospace, climate policy. But they have yet to be developed to track food supply chains in efforts to avoid food shortages. ENVS Assistant Professor, Zia Mehrabi , published a World View piece in Nature this week advocating that...

CU Boulder Today

EBIO and ENVS team get renewed NSF grant to continue pivotal alpine ecosystem research

Feb. 21, 2023

One of the longest running ecological research sites and NSF grants was just renewed at CU Boulder. A team of scientists, including ENVS Professor Dan Doak , conduct research at the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) center to better understand how alpine ecosystems work. One of the primary...


ENVS PhD candidate and professor present at international conference on marine protected areas

Feb. 10, 2023

This week ENVS PhD candidate, Emily Nocito , and Assistant Professor, Cassandra Brooks , presented at the 5th annual International Marine Protected Area Congress ( #IMPAC5 ) in Vancouver, BC. IMPAC is a global forum that brings together scientists, government officials, conservation managers, and many more to inform and act...

Colorado Today

Recent ENVS PhD graduate and Professor find link between childhood trauma and civic environmental engagement

Feb. 8, 2023

ENVS recent PhD graduate, Dr. Urooj Raja and her advisor in ENVS, Professor Amanda Carrico , just published an amazing study in Nature Scientific Reports , linking childhood trauma to civic environmental engagement. The study uses survey data to understand what kind of experiences could predict environmental engagement. The outstanding...

Patricia Sheffels Visiting Scholar Keynote

Second annual Patricia Sheffels Visiting Scholar Keynote speaker, Dr. Katherine Wilkinson gave inspiring climate lecture last week

Feb. 6, 2023

Just a few pictures from the wonderful presentation and conversation by Dr Katherine Wilkinson last week at the Fiske Planetarium. Dr. Wilkinson gave the 2nd annual Patricia Sheffels Visiting Scholar Keynote lecture for ENVS, and an inspiring and thoughtful discussion on how everyone can play a role to fight climate...

CU Boulder Today HxA

Two ENVS professors are co-chairs of new CU Boulder Heterodox Academy Campus Community

Jan. 31, 2023

CU Boulder was recently selected to be part of the new Heterodox Academy (HxA) Campus Community Network. The mission of each HxA Campus Community is to promote the values of open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement on their campus. ENVS professors, Matthew Burgess and Peter Newton , are two...