Dr. Brian Buma

Brian Buma weighs in on local fire dynamics and Alaskan logging

Nov. 1, 2019

From an article appearing in Dean's Notes , Oct. 23, 2019 “Logging not only reduces the forest’s ability to store carbon and the number of trees, it disrupts the soil badly,” Brian Buma, Integrative Biology Assistant Professor, recently told VICE News in a conversation about Alaska. He also recently spoke...

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Integrative Biology hosts Mr. Mike Phillips

Oct. 25, 2019

The Department of Integrative Biology and Dr. Diana Tomback were excited to host a Meet & Greet on Wednesday, Oct. 23 rd for Mr. Mike Phillips, Director of the Turner Endangered Species Fund and Author of The Wolves of Yellowstone . Mr. Phillips was also the guest lecturer for the...

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Brian Buma, Keynote Speaker at European Geosciences Union

Oct. 21, 2019

Brian Buma was an invited keynote speaker at the European Geosciences Union Galileo series conference , held in October 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal. His talk, entitled "Do plants matter?", was related to the massive occurrence of landslides in the region, which kill hundreds to thousands each year and dramatically alter...

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

Sept. 20, 2019

On 9/18, Diana Tomback of Integrative Biology hosted Professor Jessica Young and her graduate class from Western Colorado University in the Masters in Environmental Management/Global Sustainability program. The requested topic for presentation and discussion was restoration of wolves to Colorado. The class meeting was part of a multi-day tour of...

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Brian Buma publishes in Ecology

Sept. 20, 2019

Dr. Brian Buma had a new publication come out in Ecology, flagship journal of the Ecological Society of America. This work represents the longest running successional study in the world, one that allows testing basic theories of successional ecology in a unique and protected place - Glacier Bay National Park,...

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Greg Cronin continues with the Interdisciplinary Environmental Association and his decolonization scholarship in Haiti

Sept. 13, 2019

Published: Sept. 10, 2019 – Dean’s Notes Associate Professor Greg Cronin, Applied Ecologist in the Department of Integrative Biology, co-organized (with Spiritual Leader Miguel Saguethe, a Taino Behik) a special session "Decolonization: Healing the Spirit, Mind, and Land" at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment over the summer. Cronin...

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Brian Buma publishes in Ecology and Evolution

July 25, 2019

Bisbing S, Buma B , Oakes L, Krapek J, Bidlack A. From canopy to seed: Loss of snow drives directional changes in forest composition. Ecology and Evolution. 9(14): 8157-8174. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ece3.5383 This study explored the relationship between the loss of snow to climate change and forest die-offs along the North Pacific...

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Diana Tomback speaks at Southern Ute Museum Photo Unveiling

May 30, 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. Dr. Diana Tomback , CU Denver Dept. of Integrative Biology, delivered remarks at the Museum on behalf of...

Dr. Charles Ferguson Retirement Information

Dr. Charles Ferguson Retirement

May 9, 2019

Please join us in extending best wishes to Dr. Ferguson, who is retiring (for the most part) from the University on June 30. Charlie has been an esteemed member of our campus community for 34 years. He has been instrumental in the development of a number of K-12 pipeline programs...

Office of Research Services praises 2018 grant recipients at spring celebration

May 3, 2019

CU Denver Today May 1 CU Denver faculty received nearly $19 million in sponsored research awards in 2018. To celebrate the achievements of nearly 100 faculty who received external funding, the Office of Research Services held a celebratory luncheon on April 12. Honoring scholarly and creative excellence across almost every...