Scientists calculate when, where forests should be protected

ENVS professor and co-authors calculate when and where forests should be protected

Sept. 16, 2022

Recently published in Nature , ENVS assistant professor Steve J. Miller and his co-authors from the University of Minnesota, St Paul, have calculated an optimal conservation strategy using targeted investments.

Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey, Kyungsun Lee

The new academic year brings two new ENVS faculty, Dr. Kyungsun Lee and Dr. Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey

Sept. 13, 2022

Welcome back from ENVS! As we enter the new 22-23 academic year, we'd like to welcome two new instructors, Dr. Kyungsun Lee and Dr. Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey . Dr. Lee comes to us from Texas A&M University, where she has been a postdoctoral researcher in the Geography department. Dr. Lee joins...

Maxwell Boykoff, Beth Osnes

ENVS celebrates the close of 21-22 academic year with graduation ceremonies and festivities

The Department of Environmental studies celebrated the accomplishments of about 160 ENVS undergrad majors graduates, 45 Professional Master's graduates, and 5 research Master's and PhD graduates on Friday, May 6, 2022 with the CU Boulder ENVS commencement ceremony. The ceremony was the first to be held in-person since December 2019...

Cassandra Brooks

ENVS Assistant Professor, Cassandra Brooks, NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) recipient

Dr. Brooks was instrumental in the creation of the Ross Sea Marine Protected Area (MPA), and the NSF CAREER award will fund Dr. Brooks' research to investigate whether this MPA is doing its job and conserving the natural and biological resources it aims to protect.

Colleen Lyons and Pete Newton

New NSF grant: research on resilience among forest-dependent people in the Brazilian Amazon

ENVS Associate Professor, Peter Newton, and ENVS Associate Research Professor, Colleen Scanlan Lyons, were recently awarded funding from the National Science Foundation's program on Recovery, Renewal, and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World. Together with researchers from the UK and Brazil, this trans-Atlantic partnership will study the various ways in which...

Matthew Burgess

ENVS assistant professor, Matthew Burgess, Honorable Mention for the 2022 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program faculty mentor

Assistant professor, Matthew Burgess has been named as an Honorable Mention for the 2022 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) faculty mentor. His extreme care, guidance, and knowledge was mentioned by the nominating student. Congratulations to Professor Burgess and the other award recipients.

Amanda Carrico

ENVS professor, Amanda Carrico, among those named as a 2022 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awardee

Dr. Carrico and 17 other professors have been awarded the 2021-2022 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the CU Boulder Graduate School. Read the full article for information on the award and other 2022 recipients. Congratulations to all of the award recipients!

Sharon Collinge and Amanda Carrico

ENVS Professors earned 2021 Civic Achievement Award at the Campus Sustainability Summit

Congratulations to ENVS professors, Sharon Collinge and Amanda Carrico, who were awarded the the 2021 Civic Achievement Award at the Campus Sustainability Summit on April 21, 2022. The work they are leading at the CU Boulder Center for Sustainable Landscapes and Communities (CSLC) is what earned the pair the award...

Explorers Club

ENVS Professor Cassandra Brooks inducted into the Explorers Club

ENVS Professor Cassandra Brooks is among the 2022 inductees into the Explorers Club. Dr. Brooks' drive to develop a network of marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica has taken her around the world and is why she has been declared as one of the "50 people changing...

Environmental Racism Course

ENVS PhD candidate and Professor develop course on environmental racism

CU Boulder Today featured the new course examining environmental racism which will begin to be offered in ENVS in Fall 2022. The course will look at how environmental racism shapes contemporary scientific and environmental practices. Taught by ENVS PhD candidate Denise Fernandes, Professor Karen Bailey helped develop the course content.