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...

Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Two ENVS PhD grads investigate tension between gentrification and greening of cities

March 13, 2023

Greening cities has many environmental and social benefits, but it may also price out lower income individuals and bolster gentrification. Last month, two ENVS PhD graduates, Ashby Lavelle Sachs and Angela Boag, along with co-author, Austin Troy, published a study in the Journal of Urban Forestry & Urban Greening investigating...

ENVS PhD candidate has a front row seat to the passage of an historic UN treaty to conserve the High Seas

March 10, 2023

ENVS PhD candidate, Emily Nocito , had a front row seat to the passage of the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Agreement earlier this week. The following is an account of her experience studying the negotiation and passage of BBNJ over the last 6 years, and her summary of the...

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...

Debating Divestment
ENVS PhD student joins panel to dive into fossil fuel divestment

March 7, 2023

Last week, ENVS PhD student Devon Reynolds , joined a panel of finance and social responsiblity experts to discuss the arguments surrounding divesting from fossil fuels. Fossil fuel companies have been some of the most consistently profitable businesses over the last century, which is why universities and other large organizations...

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...