CSU Biodiversity Researchers

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

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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.

Tom Dean

Thomas J. Dean is the Kemble Family Fellow and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Enterprise in the College of Business and School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University.

Colleen Duncan

I’m a veterinarian with advanced training in both epidemiology and anatomic pathology. I’m employed as a diagnostic pathologist at the CSU veterinary diagnostic laboratory and I enjoy working on all species as well as teaching veterinary students.

Steven Fonte

I am an ecologist with a broad focus on agricultural systems and soils. I aim to work closely with farmers and other stakeholders around the world so as to conduct relevant and broadly applicable research that meets diverse societal needs, addresses critical issues of global change, and contributes to the long-term productivity and resilience of agroecosystems.

W. Chris Funk

In the Funk Lab, we strive to understand the evolutionary and ecological mechanisms that generate and maintain biological diversity using population genomics, experimental manipulations, and field studies. Our goal is to not only test basic evolutionary and ecological theory, but also directly inform policy and management decisions that will ultimately determine the fate of biodiversity.

Kathleen Galvin

Trained as a biological anthropologist, she has conducted interdisciplinary social-ecological research in the drylands of Africa and for over 25 years.  She is interested in issues of pastoral land use, conservation, climate variability and change, food security and resilience and adaptation strategies of people in the savannas. Her research explores local perceptions of climate change and environmental changes and viable solutions.  

Cameron Ghalambor

I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in the processes that lead to adaptive divergence. My research is focused on how abiotic and biotic factors in the environment drive plastic and genetic differences in morphological, behavioral, physiological, and life history traits.

Ruth Hufbauer

I am an evolutionary ecologist with interests in conservation, biological invasions, and plant-insect interactions. Along with graduate students, postdocs and other collaborators, I work on these topics in the field and lab, using both invasive species, biological control systems, and model laboratory systems. I did my undergraduate work at UC Berkeley and my PhD at Cornell. I have done two delightful sabbaticals with the amazing community of ecologists and evolutionary biologists in Montpellier, France.

Kate Huyvaert

Research questions that we investigate in the Huyvaert lab group are typically about population- or individual-level problems in ecology. Our primary research focus is in wildlife disease ecology and we apply both field and laboratory techniques to questions about pathogens and parasites that affect host populations of wild animals. Our group also focus on the conservation of threatened and endangered species, especially tropical seabirds.


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