Lab News

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 Protection with 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

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!