Faculty Actively Recruiting Graduate Students

This page lists a subset of all GDPE faculty, who are actively recruiting graduate students. Propsective students may also browse our Full Faculty Directory or search all faculty by specific research area(s).

Key to Department Abbreviations

Anthropology: Department of Anthropology
APHIS-USDA: Animal/Plant Health Inspection Service
ARE: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
AS: Department of Animal Sciences
Atmospheric Science: Department of Atmospheric Science
Biology: Department of Biology
Biomedical Sciences: Department of Biomedical Sciences
BSPM: Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
CBE: Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
CCC: Center for Collaborative Conservation
CEE: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chemistry: Department of Chemistry
CIRA: Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Clinical Sciences: Department of Clinical Sciences
COHS: College of Applied Human Sciences
CPW: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
CRB: Center for Rhizosphere Biology
CS: Department of Computer Science
CSFS: Colorado State Forest Service
CSUWC: CSU Water Center
CU: University of Colorado
ECON: Economics
EDUC: School of Education
ENGL: Department of English
ERHS: Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
ESS: Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Fort Lewis College: Fort Lewis College
FRS: Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship
FWCB: Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

GDPE: Graduate Degree Program in Ecology
Geosciences: Department of Geosciences
HDNR: Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Hist: Department of History
HLA: Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
LFL: Larval Fish Laboratory
LTER: Shortgrass Steppe Long Term Ecological Research Station
Mathematics: Department of Mathematics
ME: Department of Mechanical Engineering
MIP: Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
NCAR: National Center for Atmospheric Research
NPS: National Park Service
NREL: Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
NWRC: National Wildlife Research Center
Philosophy: Department of Philosophy
Political Science: Department of Political Science
RMRS: Rocky Mountain Research Station
RMTR: Rocky Mountain Tree Ring Research
SCS: Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
SoGES: School of Global Environmental Sustainability
Statistics: Department of Statistics
The Nature Conservancy: The Nature Conservancy
TWS: The Wilderness Society
University of Wyoming: University of Wyoming
USDA: United States Department of Agriculture
USFS-RMRS: USDA Forest Service - Rocky Mountain Research Station
USFWS: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS: United States Geological Survey
WCNR: Warner College of Natural Resources Dean's Office

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(Image for Bowser, Gillian) Bowser, Gillian
NREL
(ESS )
gbowser@colostate.edu
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Sustainability and conservation ecology; the interaction of people with natural resources and ecology - how climate change impacts resources and the disparate impacts on different communities and cultures associated with those resources
(Image for Fernandez-Gimenez, Maria) Fernandez-Gimenez, Maria
FRS
maria.fernandez-gimenez@colostate.edu
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Rangeland ecology & management; community-based natural resource management; monitoring & adaptive management; pastoral development
(Image for Funk, Chris) Funk, Chris
Biology
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chris.funk@colostate.edu
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Conservation genomics and evolutionary ecology of vertebrates and stream insects. Current projects include: (1) conservation genomics of endangered species; (2) the effects of gene flow on adaptation, fitness, and population dynamics; and (3) the vulnerability of stream organisms to climate change."
(Image for Ghalambor, Cameron) Ghalambor, Cameron
Biology
cameron1@lamar.colostate.edu
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I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in the empirical study of adaptation. My lab works on adaptive divergence in morphology, behavior, life history, and physiology of fish, birds, and aquatic insects. A common theme in our work is to partition phenotypic variation into its genetic and environmental components, thus we are very interested in the ecological and evolutionary implications of phenotypic plasticity. We conduct fieldwork in freshwater streams, forests, and scrub habitats in both temperate and tropical environments, and carry out lab-based experiments. Our current projects include studies of adaptive divergence in Trinidadian guppies, birds on the California Channel Islands, and aquatic insects in Colorado and Ecuador.
(Image for Hufbauer, Ruth) Hufbauer, Ruth
BSPM
hufbauer@lamar.colostate.edu
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I am an evolutionary ecologist who works mainly on plant-insect interactions, biological invasions, and biological control. I address fundamental questions regarding population founding, extinction, and adaptation using Tribolium flour beetles as a model system. In addition, my students and I work in the field and greenhouse largely on invasive plants, their herbivores and pollinators.
(Image for Knapp, Alan) Knapp, Alan
Biology
(GDPE , , )
aknapp@lamar.colostate.edu
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Plant ecology, physiological ecology, grasslands, global change, plants and herbivores, ecosystem and community ecology.
(Image for McKay, John) McKay, John
BSPM
jkmckay@colostate.edu
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We study the study the ecological and molecular genetic mechanisms of adaptation in plants. For environmental factors such as temperature and drought, this requires identifying the traits, QTL, genes and transcripts involved in the production of adaptive phenotypes. In addition, this research will seek to identify how plants sense environmental conditions and activate regulatory networks that underlie adaptive mechanisms.
(Image for Naug, Dhruba) Naug, Dhruba
Biology
dhruba@lamar.colostate.edu
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I am broadly interested in Behavioral and Cognitive ecology, specifically in social dynamics, decision-making, and host-parasite interactions, answering such questions with honeybees as a model.
Ocheltree, Troy
FRS
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troy.ocheltree@colostate.edu
Plant ecophysiology, plant ecology, climate change, plant hydraulics and water use, responses of plants and communities to drought.
(Image for Ode, Paul) Ode, Paul
BSPM
paul.ode@colostate.edu
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Plant-insect interactions, especially multi-trophic interactions involving plant chemistry, insect herbivores, and natural enemies.
(Image for Rocca, Monique) Rocca, Monique
ESS
monique.rocca@colostate.edu
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My interests are in research and teaching in the fields of fire ecology and management, forest restoration, plant community ecology, and landscape dynamics. My research addresses current issues affecting ecosystems in the Rocky Mountains and across the United States including fuel reduction treatments, bark beetle disturbances, invasive species, and climate change.
(Image for Sloan, Dan) Sloan, Dan
Biology
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dan.sloan@colostate.edu
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I am interested in evolutionary processes at the genomic level, particularly in the context of intimate symbiotic relationships, including interactions between organelles and the nucleus in eukaryotic cells and between insects and their endosymbiotic bacteria.
(Image for Smith, Melinda) Smith, Melinda
Biology
melinda.smith@colostate.edu
My research focuses on understanding the consequences of human-caused global changes, especially the impacts of climatic changes, biological invasions, eutrophication (e.g., increased N deposition), and altered disturbance regimes for biodiversity and ecosystem structure and function. Within this context, my research addresses questions about the functional roles of species in ecosystems, the causes and impacts of loss and gain of genetic and species diversity, the factors that influence species coexistence and patterns of species abundance, and the relative strength of bottom-up (resources) vs. top-down (consumers) controls in structuring communities. My research employs a mixture of empirical approaches (observational, experimental, comparative and synthetic) and utilizes C4-dominated grasslands as experimentally tractable and dynamic model systems.
(Image for Webb, Colleen) Webb, Colleen
Biology
(Mathematics )
colleen.webb@colostate.edu
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Theoretical evolutionary ecology, disease ecology and trait-based approaches in ecology.

 

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