DOE Grant for Classen

Aimee Classen has received more than $880,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate often-overlooked carbon cycle players. She and her team will examine factors that influence carbon cycling below the ground and are not included in today’s carbon-cycle […]

Costa Rica field course

Faculty Aimee Classen and Nate Sanders taught a Maymester class in Costa Rica focusing on suitability issues. In addition to visiting many farms and conducting field experiments, students conducted trail maintenance in Monteverdi.

EEB Grad Students going to Sweden

Graduate students Jeremiah Henning (Classen Lab) and Quentin Read (Sanders Lab) were just invited to participate in the Boreal Forest Ecology Course in Sweden. The course, led by David Wardle at SLU ( is competitive to get into and attracts […]

Sarah Wood awarded Sigma Xi grant

Undergraduate student, Sarah Wood (Classen Lab), was awarded a Sigma Xi grant in aid of research ( for her undergraduate thesis work on how ants in Colorado alter ecosystem processes. Only 30% of ecological applications are awarded and most of […]

REU Fellowship for Nora Dunkirk

Undergraduate Nora Dunkirk, was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation REU fellowship this summer to work at the Sevilleta LTER ( Nora will be conducting part of her senior honors thesis at the SEV this summer.  

REU Fellowship for Brandy Pieper

Undergraduate Brandy Pieper (Classen Lab) was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation REU fellowship this summer to work in Puerto Rico at the LTER Luquillo Forest site. You can follow Brandy’s summer field work on her blog: