June, 2019: Our new paper in Nature Ecology and Evolution shows underrepresented faculty play a disproportionate role in advancing diversity and inclusion
June, 2019: Big congrats to Mikko Jimenez for his new position as Outreach Biologist with the National Audubon Society!
June, 2019: Congratulations to former lab member Sara Bombaci for her new assistant professor position at Colorado State University!
April, 2019: Liba is honored to be a plenary speaker at the Landscape Ecology conference
February, 2019: Congratulations to former lab member Travis Gallo! We are so thrilled he is joining George Mason University as an Assistant Professor this coming year
January, 2019: We are excited to welcome Ph.D. student Kristin Davis to the lab! She will use citizen science data to explore spatial and temporal patterns in invasive bird abundance
September, 2018: New paper with Swedish colleagues on the net effects of birds in agroecosystems published in Bioscience.
September, 2018: Former postdoc Drew Bennett publishes exciting new paper in Biological Conservation expanding the toolbox for private lands conservation.
August, 2018: Sara Bombaci and Kate Wilkins finish excellent PhD research and are off to postdoc positions at Clemson University and CSU!
December, 2017: CSU conservation biologists publish Bioscience paper urging scientists to engage in policy.
September 15, 2017: Anna Mangan’s paper on the net effects of birds in apple orchards published in PLOS ONE!
July, 2017: Postdoc Drew Bennett accepts prestigious professor of practice position at Univ. of Wyoming – we will miss him when he heads north in February!
May 1, 2017: Lab article on gender gap in speakers at ecology conferences in Bioscience!
April, 2017: Sara and Kate awarded amazing dissertation fellowships! – from the Ford Foundation and National Association of University Women
February 1, 2017: Liba joins editorial team for Biological Conservation
January 13, 2017: Liba is off to Sweden to spend four months as a guest researcher at BECC at Lund University!
December, 2016: Our lab book review on the “paradox of the carnivorous conservationist” is published in Biological Conservation
October – November, 2016: Drew and Liba teach a workshop on ecosystem services at NCBS in Bangalore, India – an awesome experience! We also loved visiting former lab member Monica Kaushik at her field site in the Himalaya
August 31, 2016: Members of the lab led two symposia and gave six talks at NACCB, ESA and NAOC in July and August!
June 9, 2016: Great article on Lab alum Adam Miller and his successful NGO – Planet Indonesia
May 13, 2016: Congratulations to Doctor Gallo! – first Ph.D. student to fledge – and he has an exciting postdoc at the Lincoln Park Zoo!
May 9-13, 2016: Liba attends terrific NSF funded workshop on seed dispersal at SESYNC
April 15, 2016: Nice media coverage on our research on the effects of game management on biodiversity!
March 11, 2016: Travis Gallo’s article on the mixed effects of game management on biodiversity is published online in Biological Conservation
March 9, 2016: Graduate students Lani, Hannah and Kate passed their comprehensive exams and Travis defended his dissertation – all in the past ten days – congrats!!!
February 1, 2016: Former student Lucas Behnke’s research on Kauai’s rare honeycreepers is published in the Condor!
January 29, 2016: Sara Bombaci’s grand review of the effects of woodland removal on wildlife is published online in Forest Ecology and Management
November 17, 2015: An award from the National Geographic Society will support Sara Bombaci’s research on New Zealand’s mainland island sanctuaries!
October 31, 2015: Susan Culliney’s research on the endangered Alala (Hawaiian Crow) is featured in an article in Hawaiian Airline’s Hana Hou magazine
October 19, 2015: Our lab Conservation Biology paper on communicating science through twitter is highlighted here
October 5, 2015: CSU’s SEEDs chapter hosted a successful bioblitz at the mountain campus! Many members of the LibaLab participated – great article and video here
October 1, 2015: Beautiful article on Kate Wilkin’s research on bison reintroduction!
August 3, 2015: Star undergraduate Molly Warner wins the R.S. Knaub Student Award! She will use wildlife cameras to study predator-prey interactions in western Colorado
July 2, 2015: Our article on introduced birds as an incomplete substitute for native frugivores in Hawaii is now published online in AoB Plants.
June 9, 2015: Our lab paper on using twitter to communicate conservation science has been accepted to Conservation Biology. Congratulations to all!
June 6, 2015: Anna shared her ongoing work with fellow bird enthusiasts and researchers at the Colorado Field Ornithologists annual meeting in Salida, Colorado
June 1, 2015: Anna is the co-author of a paper published in the journal Crop Protectionwith collaborators at the National Wildlife Research Center on an avian repellent for the protection of specialty crops
May 8th, 2015: Former graduate student Nate Jones’ research on the effects of energy sprawl on biodiversity and ecosystem services is highlighted on Mongabay.com
April 23, 2015: Anna is a co-author on two articles on the transmission and molecular characterization of Salmonella associated with bird-livestock interactions in Veterinary Microbiology
April 20th, 2015: Cooper, Anna and Travis are all presenting their research at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) conference in Baltimore, Maryland this summer!
April 8th, 2015: An article by former undergraduate Adam Miller on Hawaiian bees, forest restoration, and implications for pollination is now published in Pacific Science. Congrats to Adam!
March 25, 2015: Abstracts by Travis and Liba for oral presentations at the International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) 2015 were accepted. We are headed to Montpelier France in August!
March 5, 2015: Kate and Anna were awarded grants from the Colorado Field Ornithologists in support of their ongoing research – congratulations!
February 6th, 2015: Our BioScience article, led by former graduate student Nate Jones, is the focus of a TNC Cool Green Science Blog
February 3rd, 2015: Liba, Kate and colleagues are awarded a One Health Catalyst Grant to support their research on the ecological and social dimensions of bison reintroduction!
January 8, 2015: Sara, Cooper and Liba all play a leadership role in CSUs SEEDS Chapter, which was just awarded a grant from ESA to run a bioblitz at CSUs Mountain Campus next fall. We are thrilled!