We are working remotely during the pandemic. Please email Dawn Koschnitzki (Program Coordinator), Jennifer Neuwald (Assistant Director), or Ruth Hufbauer (Director) for assistance.

Our Program

GDPE ranks among the nation’s top Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Programs. We have an an ongoing tradition of research excellence, publication and post-graduate placement.

Curriculum & Courses

GDPE’s degree programs are rigorous and comprehensive–our students emerge from the program highly competent and skilled.


GDPE is recognized as a Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence at Colorado State University. Our students and faculty are engaged in research across all levels of ecology.



Alum speaker – details coming soon



Resident ecologist – details coming soon


Description: Professor Vanessa Ezenwa
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Spring 2021: Vanessa Ezenwa – exact dates TBA


Rachel Winfree

April 2021: Rachel Winfree


Dr. Jonathan Losos - Head Shot

Jonathan Losos – re-arranging dates

Front Range Student Ecology Symposium

The FRSES offers students in environmental science, conservation biology, ecology, and related fields an opportunity to present work, share ideas and meet other participants from across Colorado.

Individuals interested in joining our program are encouraged to visit in mid-February during FRSES. It’s a great time to talk with students and faculty in GDPE.