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...

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...

Colorado Today

Recent ENVS PhD graduate and Professor find link between childhood trauma and civic environmental engagement

Feb. 8, 2023

ENVS recent PhD graduate, Dr. Urooj Raja and her advisor in ENVS, Professor Amanda Carrico , just published an amazing study in Nature Scientific Reports , linking childhood trauma to civic environmental engagement. The study uses survey data to understand what kind of experiences could predict environmental engagement. The outstanding...

Waverly Eichhorst

ENVS PhD student discusses what the next options could be to boost adoption of cultivated meat

Jan. 30, 2023

ENVS PhD student, Waverly Eichhorst , recently published a discussion of cultivated meat and persisting scientific challenges that could prevent the wide-scale commercialization of cultivated meat products through the Breakthrough Institute. Full piece here.

CU Boulder Today

ENVS PhD grad and professor show that indigenous land rights help reduce deforestation in Brazil

Jan. 26, 2023

Recent ENVS PhD graduate, Rayna Benzeev, and ENVS Professor, Peter Newton , published a landmark study in the journal PNAS Nexus today titled, "Formalizing tenure of Indigenous lands improved forest outcomes in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil." The research, which is part of Dr. Benzeev's doctoral work in ENVS shows...

MINT study

ENVS PhD grad and professor publish study showing mental health improvements linked to outdoor activities

Jan. 26, 2023

Loneliness in the US has skyrocketed, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. This recently published study led by ENVS Professor, Jill Litt , and recent ENVS PhD graduate, Ashby Lavelle Sachs, used outdoor spaces to facilitate community showing significant improvement in mental health among pregnant teens and young mothers. Read the...

Jill Litt

ENVS Professor leads study demonstrating the value and connection between gardening and improved mental and physical health

Jan. 17, 2023

Just published in the journal, The Lancet Planetary Health, Professor Jill Litt and co-authors showed convincing evidence that community gardens improve multiple areas of physical and mental health.

el Salto Dario

PhD student publishes opinion article on sacrifice zones

Nov. 9, 2022

First year ENVS PhD student, Naia Ormaza Zulueta , advised by Assistant Professor, Zia Mehrabi , just published an opinion article in a Spanish independent journal, el Salto Diario , about sacrifice zones. She debates the use of the term "Sacrifice Zones" and how the adjective sacrifice promotes a reductionist...

Scientists call for setting limits, possible moratorium on fishing in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean

ENVS Professor and PhD student publish piece in Science magazine calling to change fishing in the Southern Ocean

Oct. 26, 2022

As the annual meeting of the Antarctic governance body, CAMMLR, gets underway a perspective published in Science calls to stem fishing in the Southern Ocean. The perspective was led by ENVS Assistant Professor, Cassandra Brooks , and co-authored by ENVS PhD student Vasco Chavez-Molina as well as other scientists from...