Buma publishes on adapting to fire

Feb. 12, 2019

Brian Buma, Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology, recently co-published Integrating subjective and objective dimensions of resilience in fire-prone landscapes in BioScience. Managing and responding to fires is both an ecological and a sociological problem, and requires an integrated look at social-ecological systems in a truly holistic way. This publication unites...

Tomback edits Biodiversity and Conservation in Forests

Jan. 31, 2019

Biodiversity and Conservation in Forests , edited by Integrated Biology Professor Diana F. Tomback (MDPI Books). This Special Issue of the journal Forests explores the unique biodiversity supported by forest communities, how forest communities are rapidly changing, and conservation approaches to preserving forest biodiversity.

MARC U-STAR students recognized at national conference

Jan. 14, 2019

Three MARC U-STAR (Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research - an institutional training grant from the National Institute on General Medical Sciences) Scholars were awarded top honors for their neuroscience research at the 2018 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM conference in San Antonio, TX. Aleezah...

EURēCA! Student Travel Awards Announced

Jan. 14, 2019

Lindsey Hamilton, the Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, is proud to announce the winners of the 2018-2019 Education through Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (EURēCA!) Student Travel Award. This competitive award provided up to $1500 for CU Denver undergraduates to attend a conference, meeting, or workshop to disseminate...

Infante and team identify a new pelvic enhancer

Jan. 14, 2019

Carlos Infante, Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology, and colleagues recently published the paper "A novel enhancer near the Pitx1 gene influences development and evolution of pelvic appendages in vertebrates” in eLife . Vertebrate pelvic reduction is a classic example of repeated evolution. Recurrent loss of pelvic appendages in sticklebacks has...

Buma publishes on linking paleo and contemporary ecology studies

Nov. 29, 2018

Brian Buma, Assistant Professor of Integrated Biology, and colleagues recently published “The value of linking short and long-term perspectives to understand spatially-explicit ecosystem resilience.” in Landscape Ecology (Buma B, Harvey B, Gavin D, Kelly R, Loboda T, McNeil B, Marlon J, Meddens AJH, Morris JL, Raffa K, Shuman B, Smithwick...

Buma publishes on soil carbon stocks

Nov. 15, 2018

Brian Buma, Assistant Professor of Integrated Biology, and colleagues recently published, Large, climate-sensitive soil carbon stocks mapped with pedology-informed machine learning in the North Pacific coastal temperate rainforests in Environmental Research Letters . This international work spanned Alaska and Canada, covering the most biomass dense ecosystem on the continent at...

Mastin publishes in Botany

Sept. 20, 2018

Integrated Biology alum Jared Mastin (BS 2013, MS 2017) has published " Climatic Niche Modeling Reveals Divergence between Cytotypes in Eutrema edwardsii (Brassicaceae )" in the journal Botany . Mastin and co-authors Leo P Bruederle (Professor Emeritus, Integrative Biology) and Peter Anthamatten (Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Sciences) provide evidence...

Charlesworth receives NIH funding for new research

Sept. 6, 2018

Amanda Charlesworth, Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, received an R15 award from National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health for 3 years to study "Maternal control of zygotic genome activation by the RNA-binding proteins, Zar1 and Zar2". After fertilization, the embryo does...

Phiel Lab (highlighted for teaching) discovers new facet of stem cell biology

Sept. 6, 2018

New research from Integrative Biology Associate Professor Christopher Phiel (and colleges) Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) activity regulates mRNA methylation in mouse embryonic stem cells describes an intersection between these components in the regulation of m6 A by GSK-3. The research found that that protein levels for the RNA demethylase, FTO...