Mykael Pineda

Mykael Pineda Awarded UROP Grant

April 20, 2021

Undergraduate student, Mykael Pineda, was awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Individual Grant for her “Climate Sensitive Post-Fire Management” project. She will be co-mentored by Holly Barnard and GEOG Alum Teresa Chapman from The Nature Conservancy. Mykael will be using this work as the basis of her honors thesis...

Study: Western forests decimated by pine beetles not more likely to burn

March 25, 2015

Western U.S. forests killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic are no more at risk to burn than healthy Western forests, according to new findings by the University of Colorado Boulder that fly in the face of both public perception and policy. The CU-Boulder study authors looked at the three...

Drought in 2001-2001 Fueled Rocky Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak

Nov. 5, 2012

Results of a new study show that episodes of reduced precipitation in the Southern Rocky Mountains, especially during the 2001-2002 drought, greatly accelerated a rise in numbers of mountain pine beetles. The overabundance is a threat to regional forests. The research is the first to chart the evolution of the...

Tom Veblen Receives CU-Boulder Outreach Award

Nov. 11, 2010

The CU-Boulder Outreach has awarded Professor Tom Veblen $5000 for an outreach project focusing on historical perspectives and ecological impacts of the September 2010 Fourmile Canyon wildfire. The Fourmile Canyon fire was the most destructive wildland fire in Colorado's history, destroying more than 160 homes and burning over 6,000 acres...

Teresa Chapman Wins NSF Dissertation Award

June 21, 2010

Teresa Chapman has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award for 2010-2011 from the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program of the National Science Foundation. Teresa is conducting research on mountain pine beetle and fire influences on the regeneration of lodgepole pine in northern Colorado.