Zia Mehrabi

ENVS Assistant Professor, publishes in Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences

Oct. 21, 2022

ENVS Assistant Professor, Zia Mehrabi , and co-authors recently published an article titled "Matches and mismatches between the global distribution of major food crops and climate suitability" in the Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences investigating patterns of crop cultivation in comparison to climate of origination. Dr. Mehrabi said...

Ashby Lavelle Sachs

ENVS PhD candidate, Ashby Lavelle Sachs and her advisor, Professor Jill Litt, find nature can foster connection

Sept. 20, 2022

ENVS PhD candidate, Ashby Lavelle Sachs , Professor Jill Litt , and co-authors recently published the first chapter of Ashby's dissertation on "meeting in nature together" (MINT) strategies in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. In the paper titled, " Rationale, Feasibility, and Acceptability of the Meeting...

Journal Nature

The power of science communication is highlighted by Assistant Professor's work

Sept. 16, 2022

How can science communication progress environmental conservation? The journal Nature has been tracking the effects of their Commentary section, and have found some real movement. Some of the storeis featured in this section have led to networks of scientists coming together to make real change in the world. In the...

Matthew Burgess, Renae Marshall

Assistant professor and Alum outline the beginnings of "A Bipartisan Climate Playbook is Emerging"

Sept. 16, 2022

ENVS assistant professor, Matthew Burgess, and ENVS alum Renae Marshall (current PhD student at the Bren School at UCSB) recently released an op-ed on bipartisan climate progress that discusses an "emerging bipartisan climate playbook wherein both parties tame their political vices."

Scientists call for ‘Western Rewilding Network’ to support wolf, beaver populations, improve biodiversity on public lands

Scientists call for ‘Western Rewilding Network’ to support wolf, beaver populations, improve biodiversity on public lands

Sept. 16, 2022

Dr. Joanna Lambert, professor in the Department of Environmental Studies is among the scientists calling for a "Western Rewilding Network." In the paper published in BioScience , the scientists hypothesize that supporting wolf and beaver populations could better support important ecological processes across the West.

Scientists calculate when, where forests should be protected

ENVS professor and co-authors calculate when and where forests should be protected

Sept. 16, 2022

Recently published in Nature , ENVS assistant professor Steve J. Miller and his co-authors from the University of Minnesota, St Paul, have calculated an optimal conservation strategy using targeted investments.

Invisible Disruptions

ENVS PhD Candidate, Denise Fernandes, publishes photography book, Invisible Disruptions, from NEST grant

Funded by NEST, CU Boulder, and written by Denise Fernandes (ENVS) and Shelby McAuliffe (former Art and Art History Student) the photography book Invisible Disruption looks at ways in which different political, cultural,social,and economic forces produce invisible disruptions at hydraulic fracturing sites in Colorado.

Maxwell Boykoff

ENVS Chair and Professor, Max Boykoff, contributes to the Working Group III of the IPCC AR6

The final installment of the IPCC AR6 report on climate and climate science from Working Group III was finalized on April 4, 2022. One of the contributors to the report was ENVS Chair and Professor, Max Boykoff . "The Working Group III report provides an updated global assessment of climate...

Hegwood Langendorf Burgess Paper

ENVS lab publishes new paper in Nature Sustainability investigating why win-wins are so hard to achieve

A trio of ENVS researchers were published in March in the journal Nature Sustainability, "showing mathematically why complexity makes win–wins elusive." PhD student, Margaret Hegwood, recent PhD graduate Ryan E. Langendorf, and professor Matt Burgess conducted the meta-analysis, which validates skepticism of real-world win-wins that practitioners can often have and...

How experiences of climate extremes motivate adaptation among water managers

April 30, 2020

ENVS Graduate Rebecca Page and Lisa Dilling recently published a paper in Climatic Change. They found that climate-related extreme events like drought can create a window for policy change for water managers. But the way organizations respond really depends on worldview and local political pressures. There's no singular way of responding to extreme events. Read on here: