J. Terrence McCabe elected to be a fellow of the AAAS

Nov. 24, 2020

J. Terrence McCabe was elected to be a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to anthropology, particularly for understanding how people adapt to arid rangelands of East Africa, and how they cope with changing socio-economic conditions.

Jill Litt, an environmental studies professor, works at her urban garden prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feeling lonely? Getting dirty might help

Nov. 19, 2020

CU Boulder Professor, Jill Litt, finds that connecting with people in nature eases loneliness, anxiety.

Sharon Collinge counting vernal pool plants in permanent plots during field research on ecology and restoration of vernal pool plant communities at Travis AFB, California.

Sharon Collinge elected President of the Ecological Society of America for 2022–2023

Nov. 17, 2020

Sharon Collinge was elected President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). "She will undoubtedly provide great leadership to the organization with her capacity to think broadly and creatively about ecological science." Eve-Lyn Hinckley


CU community members honored for multi-faceted leadership

Sept. 23, 2020

Three University of Colorado community members have been named recipients of the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Award, among the highest honors bestowed at the state’s largest institution of higher education.

Together with colleagues from the Federal University of Acre, lead author Peter Newton talks with Sr. Dimas in his agroforest on the edge of the Amazonian forest in the state of Acre, Brazil.

ENVS professor leads study of the spatial relationships between people and forests, globally

Sept. 17, 2020

A study led by CU Boulder Assistant Professor, Peter Newton, is the first to tally ‘forest proximate’ humans on earth; numbers, refined terminology may improve the focus of conservation and development.

River flowing in nature

New grant supports interdisciplinary research on ‘the critical zone’ and the future of Western water

Sept. 2, 2020

Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Eve Hinckley, and collaborators, Holly Barnard and Katherine Lininger, on their recent NSF grant to support interdisciplinary research on ‘the critical zone’ — from Earth’s bedrock to tree canopy top — in the American West.

White House press briefing

ENVS Professor, Roger Pielke Jr., seeks to find out "How has science shaped COVID-19 policy? " with new NSF RAPID grant

Sept. 1, 2020

Roger Pielke and an international team of investigators will spend the next year scouring public documents, interviewing journalists and political insiders and collecting data to paint a picture of how at least seven countries utilized scientific advice to address the pandemic.

An agricultural field is sprayed with fertilizer or pesticides. (Credit: John Lambeth / Pexels)

Agriculture replaces fossil fuels as largest human source of sulfur in the environment

Aug. 10, 2020

Congratulations to Eve-Lyn Hinckley for her new paper out today in Nature Geoscience which identifies fertilizer and pesticide applications to croplands as the largest source of sulfur in the environment—up to 10 times higher than the peak sulfur load seen in the second half of the 20th century, during the days of acid rain.

Karen Bailey

Karen Bailey Selected to Participate in Amped's Women of Color Podcast "From the Margins to the Center"

June 19, 2020

Assistant Professor, Karen Bailey, was selected to participate in Amped — a Denver based nonprofit committed to diversifying media through compelling audio storytelling — launched “ From the Margins to the Center,” the first women of color podcast incubator of its kind in the Mile High City.

A huemul wears a tracking collar

As rare animals disappear, scientist faces ‘ecological grief’

June 11, 2020

Five years before the novel coronavirus ran rampant around the world, saiga antelopes from the steppes of Eurasia experienced their own epidemic.