Researchers by Country

Researchers from across the CSU community working on issues of biodiversity. Fill out this form to join the list!

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Cameron Aldridge

My lab is involved in research targeted at understanding animal-habitat relationships, with an emphasis on conservation and wildlife ecology. I am interested in addressing the effects of energy development, land-use change, and climate change on conserving wildlife populations, their habitats, and the ecosystems they inhabit. I work across spatial scales, and use statistical and empirical modeling in my research.

Lisa Angeloni

I am broadly interested in behavioral ecology, including the evolution of behavior of fishes, the effects of human disturbance (including anthropogenic noise) on wildlife behavior, and the reproductive ecology of species of conservation concern.

Larissa Bailey

As a quantitative ecologist, my research often applies to a wide variety of taxa, and generally focuses on ways of measuring and monitoring biological systems to increase our scientific understanding and improve management decisions. My research involves developing and implementing methods to estimate common state variables used to explore changes in animal communities; namely, population size and species distribution and the vital rates responsible for changes in these state variables.

Joel Berger

I work both as a CSU professor and as a senior scientist for the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society. Most work is 1) thematic – long-distance migration, climate impacts, and novelty in predator-prey relationships in the context of food webs; 2) set in North America, Arctic, Asia, and Africa; and 3) with mammals larger than a bread box.

Brian Bledsoe

Brian Bledsoe is a professor in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Colorado State University. Brian’s research is focused on the interface of hydrologic science, ecology, and engineering with an emphasis on the management and restoration of rivers, floodplains, and watersheds. He teaches courses in ecological engineering, engineering decision analysis, environmental river mechanics, nonpoint source pollution, river restoration, and freshwater sustainability.

Cynthia (Cini) Brown

I attended graduate school at University of California, Davis, where I studied the restoration of California’s native prairies on roadsides after construction. The objectives of my research included designing communities that would minimize competition among their members, while maximizing resistance to invasion through complementary patterns of resource use. I conducted postdoctoral research at University of Minnesota, where I focused on mechanisms of invasion into tallgrass prairie. I came to Colorado State University in July of 2002.

Patrick Byrne

My program is interested in the characterization and utilization of genetic diversity in plants to improve yield, stress tolerance, and quality of crops. At CSU my work focuses on wheat, but also includes common bean and Brassica oilseed crops (canola, camelina). More specifically, my research applies quantitative and molecular genetics to detect the chromosome regions and explain the mechanisms that influence variation in economic traits. I have also been involved in a number of projects to evaluate the benefits and risks of genetically engineered crops.

Philip Cafaro

I'm a professor of philosophy at Colorado State University and an affiliated faculty member with CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability. A former ranger with the U.S. National Park Service, my main research interests are in environmental ethics, consumption and population issues, wild lands preservation, and the creation of sustainable societies that respect limits to growth.

Jacey Cerda

I am an instructor and attorney working at the interface of science, law, and policy. My classes explore these interfaces and encourage students to think critically about how science and law can work together or in opposition in the world we live in today. I also continue to work as a litigator, primarily in civil litigation.

Kevin Crooks

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I am a Professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology and the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Colorado State University. I received my B.S. in Zoology at CSU, my M.S. in Ecology at the University of California Davis, and my Ph.D. in Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz. I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin Madison before returning to CSU in 2003.

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