John Swallow publishes reviewed commentary

Jan. 21, 2020

John G. Swallow, Professor and Chair Department of Integrative Biology, recently had an invited peer-reviewed commentary published in the Journal of Experimental Biology . “The stalk-eyed fly as a model for aggression – is there a conserved role for 5-HT between vertebrates and invertebrates?” represents a synthesis of the PhD...

Kate Hayes receives GRIN award

Oct. 10, 2019

Kate Hayes, PhD student Integrated Biology, was recently awarded a GRIN (Graduate Research Innovation Grant ) to expand her work focusing on vegetation succession (and in particular how changes in the post-fire communities alter flammability, testing the overall strength of negative feedback associated with the transition to deciduous species in...

Diana Tomback hosts graduate class from Western Colorado University to discuss restoration of wolves to Colorado

Sept. 25, 2019

On September 18, Professor of Integrative Biology Diana Tomback hosted Professor Jessica Young and her graduate class in the Masters in Environmental Management/Global Sustainability program at Western Colorado University. The topic for presentation and discussion was restoration of wolves to Colorado. The class meeting was part of a multi-day tour...

Brian Buma publishes new wildfire impact and policy research

Aug. 27, 2019

Brian Buma, Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology, recently published with colleagues in the journal Nature Sustainability on the record-breaking fire seasons that are becoming increasingly common worldwide. Large wildfires are having extraordinary impacts on people and property, despite years of investments to support resilience to wildfires. This has prompted new...

Kyle Turchick spotlighted for work in Buma Lab

June 18, 2019

Meet Kyle Turchick . Kyle is a Master’s student in the Buma Lab studying disturbance ecology on Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska.

Diana Tomback speaks at Southern Ute Museum Photo Unveiling

June 18, 2019

Ignacio, Colorado was host to the Southern Ute Bear Dance and Pow Wow over the Memorial Day weekend as well as a photo unveiling and wolf event at the Southern Ute Museum. Professor Diana Tomback of Integrative Biology delivered remarks at the Museum on behalf of Jim and Jamie Dutcher,...

Phiel honored with special publication

April 11, 2019

Associate Professor of Integrative Biology Christopher Phiel (and collogues) paper " Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) regulates mRNA methylation in mouse embryonic stem cells ," has been awarded the honor of being featured in a special virtual issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (one of the top scientific journals in...

Cronin presenting in Haiti

April 9, 2019

Integrative Biology Associate Professor Greg Cronin (with Miguel Sague, is a Taino spiritual Leader and author) is co-organizing a special session at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment (IICE) to be held June 11-14 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The session “ Decolonization: Healing the Spirit, Mind, and Land...

Buma publishes on forest carbon map

March 11, 2019

Assistant Professor of Integrated Biology Brian Buma and Thomas Thompson (of the US Forest Service) recently published the first spatially explicit map of carbon in one of the densest forests in the world - the coastal rainforests of Alaska ( Long-term exposure to more frequent disturbances increases baseline carbon in...

Swallow publishes on sex difference in aggression

Feb. 12, 2019

John G. Swallow, Professor and Chair of Department of Integrative Biology, recently co-published Sex differences in aggression: Differential roles of 5-HT2, neuropeptide F and tachykinin . Despite the conserved function of aggression across taxa in obtaining critical resources such as food and mates, serotonin’s (5-HT) modulatory role on aggressive behavior...