Wildlife Paper

ENVS Researchers Investigate the Intersection of Human-Wildlife Conflict and Food Security in Southern Africa

Oct. 27, 2021

A team of ENVS researchers published a new paper in the journal, Current Biology. The paper "Wildlife impacts and changing climate pose compounding threats to human food security" , investigates how human-wildlife conflict in addition to the pressures of climate change affect household food security in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation...

Sravya Dhanwada

CU Undergrad Awarded Public Health Research Award

Oct. 6, 2021

CU Boulder undergrad Sravya Dhanwada has been awarded the Student Leaders in Public Health Award from the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center. The goal of the Student Leaders in Public Health program is to enhance the public health workforce in the Rocky Mountain region, specifically in rural and underserved...

Diane McKnight

ENVS affiliate, Diane McKnight, wins Robert E. Horton Medal

Sept. 22, 2021

Professor of environmental engineering, Diane McKnight, received the 2021 American Geophysical Union Robert E. Horton Medal . This medal is awarded annually to one individual making outstanding contributions to hydrology. Congratulations Diane on this outstanding and deserved honor!

Maxwell Boykoff

ENVS Director's research featured in Grist

Sept. 22, 2021

Professor Max Boykoff's research was featured in the article "Good news: The media is getting the facts right on climate change", by Kate Yoder in Grist . The recent study "pointed to a handful of reasons for increasing accuracy, including more scientific certainty" in media communications about climate change.

Matthew Burgess

What should we do about slow growth?

ENVS Assistant professor, Mattew Burgess, will give a talk at the Benson Center on Sept 21, investigating concerns that are associated with predicted slow growth of economices in the future. "Economic growth in the 19th and 20th centuries was much faster than in the past, and coincided with the global...

What a meatless future could mean for farmers

Aug. 5, 2021

This Vox article explores what the growth of the alternative-meat industry might mean for farmers, ranchers, and farm workers. The article is based partly on a recent research paper by ENVS Associate Professor Peter Newton and his colleague Dan Blaustein-Rejto at the Breakthrough Institute.

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Assistant Professor Karen Bailey appointed to Colorados Parks & Wildlife Commission

July 7, 2021

Assistant Professor Karen Bailey has been appointed to Colorados Parks & Wildlife Commission by Governor Jared Polis serving a 4-year term from July 2, 2021 - July 1, 2025. The Parks and Wildlife Commission is responsible for perpetuating the wildlife resources of the state, providing a quality state parks system and providing enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado natural resources.

Cassandra Brooks and Urooj Raja Win AESS Awards

June 18, 2021

Congratulations to ENVS Assistant Professor Cassandra Brooks who was awarded the AESS Early Career Award and recent Ph.D. graduate Urooj Raja who received the AESS Student Paper Award.

As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

June 9, 2021

Climate migrants don’t fit neatly into the legal definitions of refugee or migrant, and that can leave them in limbo. The Biden administration is debating how to identify and help them. Associate Professor Amanda Carrico and colleagues share on The Conversation.

Peter Newton

Understanding our socio-environmental systems: Get to know Peter Newton

May 27, 2021

"Get to Know" is a series highlighting community through the unique perspectives, interests and involvements of our faculty and staff members at CU Boulder. Read more to learn about ENVS Assistant Professor, Pete Newton.