The mission of the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology is to provide the highest quality education in ecology through advanced training in current ecological methods, theories, controversies, applications, and teaching methods by drawing on the great depth and breadth of ecological expertise at Colorado State University and in our local community of scientists. We follow CSU’s Principles of Community in our work, which focus on inclusion, integrity, respect, service, and social justice.
GDPE Ecologists in the News
GDPE Senior Ecologist Alan Knapp is part of a team researching “agrivoltaic” systems: farms that use a combination of solar panels alongside crops.
Dr. Ruth Hufbauer and Dr. Meena Balgopal of GDPE have helped start an interdisciplinary project to promote gender equity in STEM disciplines across campus.
A team of Researchers led by GDPE researcher Dr. Meena Balgopal studied how novice STEM teachers adapt to disruptions due to COVID-19.
GDPE Ecologists Recent Publications
The effects of ENSO and the North American monsoon on mast seeding in two Rocky Mountain conifer species
GDPE PhD candidate Andreas Wion is a co-author on three papers in the December 2021 issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. GDPE faculty Ian Pearse and Miranda Redmond are also co-authors.
Shifting seasonal patterns of water availability: ecosystem responses to an unappreciated dimension of climate change
GDPE PhD student Olivia Hajek and Senior Ecologist Alan Knapp explore the shift in water availability during each season as the result of climate change.
Modeling nitrous oxide mitigation potential of enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilizers from agricultural systems
Recent PhD graduate Ram B. Gurung and GDPE faculty Stephen Ogle studied the effectiveness of enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilizers on N2O mitigation.