Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory


Dr. Gavlin presents at series: ChangingClimates @ Colorado State University - The Human Costs

Wordl with RadiationKathleen Galvin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. She is an Advising Faculty member for the Department of Sociology and the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at CSU. Trained as a biological anthropologist, she has conducted interdisciplinary human ecological research in Africa for the past 20 years, investigating pastoral land use, conservation, climate variability and resilience and adaptation strategies of these populations.

Read more | Oct 24, 2007

Director John Moore helps develope FEScUE multi-departmental undergraduate program

Data LinesThe Flexible and Extendable Scientific Undergraduate Experience, or FEScUE, will engage undergraduate students and faculty in multiple academic departments at Colorado State by providing scholarships and summer stipends to support undergraduate research. The principal investigators of the project and their respective departments are Simon Tavener, mathematics; Mike Antolin, biology; Don Estep, mathematics and statistics; John Moore, NREL; and Colleen Webb, biology.

Read more | Oct 17, 2007

NREL scientists played key roles in IPCC - Nobel Peace Prize recipient in 2007

Colorado State University scientists have been closely involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the Nobel Peace Prize announced on Oct. 12. Other CSU contributors include Keith Paustian, Stephen Ogle and Rich Conant with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. Paustian and Ogle served as Coordinating Lead Author and Lead Authors, respectively, on the IPCC National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Guidelines and Ogle was the Lead Author on a chapter dealing with greenhouse gas mitigation options in agriculture in the 4th Assessment Report. Conant and Paustian served as Lead Authors for a carbon cycle report, commissioned to review the status of carbon cycle science. Beth Holland, NREL research scientist, was a Lead and Contributing Author of the IPCC 3rd Assessment Report, a Lead Author of the 4th Assessment Report and a participant in the IPCC special meeting on terrestrial carbon stocks. Doug Fox, senior research scientist, emeritus at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, was the Coordinating Lead Author for the "Impacts of Climate Change on Mountain Ecosystems Chapter" in the IPCC 1995 Assessment.

Read more | Oct 11, 2007

James 'Jim' H. Gibson, former Dir. of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, died Oct. 10, 2007

James 'Jim' H. Gibson of Loveland died Oct. 10, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center at McKee Medical Center. He was born May 3, 1930, in Morgantown, W.V., to John A. and Eleanor (Reynolds) Gibson. Jim lived in Loveland since 2002, moving there from Fort Collins where he lived for almost 40 years. Jim's tenure as the Director of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) from 1973-1984, and his leadership with the National Atmospheric Deposition Program and the UV-B Monitoring and Research Program were marked by the highest degree of professionalism, growth and stability.

Read more | Oct 10, 2007

Dr. Matt Wallenstein recieves grant to evaluate whether arctic soil microbes are factors in climate change

The behavior of trillions of tiny microorganisms in the cold, dark soils of the Arctic may tell scientists how climate change will impact the fragile soils of this vast region. Two Colorado State University scientists in separate colleges - Matthew Wallenstein in the Warner College of Natural Resources and Ken Reardon in the College of Engineering - are working with Josh Schimel from the University of California-Santa Barbara and Michael Weintraub from the University of Toledo on the research, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. As part of the $904,623 grant, the Colorado State scientists will study proteins in the cells of the soil's microorganisms - a brand-new field of research known as soil proteomics.

Read more | Oct 08, 2007