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ENVS Faculty Lead Research on What Slowing Economic Growth Means for the Future and How to Address It

Nov. 18, 2021

Assistant Professor Matt Burgess and his co-authors argue slowing growth gives rise to challenges not just in social solidarity but also in opportunity and inequality, personal finance (retirement, savings), mental health and overall trust in government.

Zephyr Sylvester
ENVS PhD Student Recipient of Prestigious Scholarship to Study Krill in the Southern Ocean

Nov. 16, 2021

ENVS PhD student, Zephyr Sylvester , has been named the 2022-23 recipient of the prestigious CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship Scheme! The $30k award will support Zephyr's research that investigates how climate change mechanisms could affect phytoplankton and zooplankton productivity in the Southern Ocean to potentially drive changes in community composition and...

Amanda Carrico
Associate Professor, Amanda Carrico, Joins Team of Researchers to Better Understand Climate Change Impacts on the Front Range

Nov. 12, 2021

Researchers will study the impacts of climate change and the pressure of people on Front Range ecosystems through a new five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Associate Professor Amanda Carrico and her colleagues will develop and conduct research into what Front Range residents value about their natural surroundings.

Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey, Amanda Carrico
ENVS PhD, Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey, receives $15k grant from Microsoft AI for Earth

Nov. 11, 2021

Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation on Nov 10, 2021, also recently received a $15,000 grant from Microsoft's AI for Earth program for a study titled “Using News Media Text Data to Explore the Relationship Between Climate Shocks and Changes in Public Awareness, Risk Perception, and Topics of...

Diane McKnight
Professor Diane McKnight, Receives Title of Distinguished Professor by the Board of Regents

Nov. 8, 2021

A member of the CU faculty since 1996, McKnight’s work has transformed her field and has enhanced scientific understanding to the effects of climate change. She has been active in public outreach programs meant to translate science to the public, including her work on a children’s book series. An outstanding teacher and mentor of graduate students, she has served CU as a curriculum innovator in a wide variety of disciplines.

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...

Hilary Brumberg
ENVS PhD Student Awarded Ling-Ju Harn Fellowship

Oct. 8, 2021

ENVS PhD Student, Hilary Brumberg, has been awarded the Ling-Ju Harn Fellowship from the College of Arts and Sciences for the Spring 2022 semester. The Fellowship covers tuition and fees as well as a generous stipend and will further support Hilary's research on tropical forest 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!