Welcome to the Department of Biology at Colorado State University. Our internationally-recognized research and education programs focus on organisms, diving into mechanistic detail about how they work, or stepping back to consider how they interact with each other and with their environment. From cells to the biosphere, we make discoveries about fundamental questions in Biology, and we use this new knowledge to make the world a better place. CSU Biology is a place where everyone is welcome to indulge their curiosity about the living world.
CSU biologist Kristen Ruegg is working with UCLA researchers to study which bird species are most impacted by the solar industry.
Ruegg received the NSF Career Award Grant of 1.18 M dollars to continue her research into migratory birds. Her team will study the migration of 11 species, the first empirical test of the theory that the individuals from the same breeding site migrating to the same wintering site promotes local adaptation in wintering areas.
Take a look back at key moments in the history of the College of Natural Sciences.
The Charles Maurer Herbarium Collection is the oldest in Colorado, conserving examples of more than 100,000 species of flora, with specimens dating back to the very beginning.
2/4/20 at 4:00 PM in Biology Building, Room 136
2/11/20 at 4:00 PM in Biology Building, Room 136
4/7/20 at 4:00 PM in Biology Building, Room 136
4/21/20 at 4:00 PM in Biology Building, Room 136