Department of Biology Resources + Information:

Main Office Contact Information: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm: or 970-491-7011

In-person Office Hours Fall 2021: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

LeRoy Poff named University Distinguished Professor
LeRoy Poff, professor in the Department of Biology, has been named a Colorado State University Distinguished Professor, the University’s highest academic honor.

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.

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Class Highlights

Field Mammalogy (BZ 340)

A successful specimen prep day! These ground squirrels are ready to be used for instruction in BZ330: Mammalogy. Keep an eye out for these specimens in our teaching collection.

Learn more about specimen prep here:

Warning: The linked video explains the process of preparing museum specimens. The content may be considered graphic by some.


Priya Krakker looks to expand the understanding of genetics

Priya Krakker, a biology student at Colorado State University, is learning, researching, and hoping to teach genetics.

Genetic diversity gives wild populations their best chance at long-term survival

Biodiversity expert Chris Funk has co-authored a paper examining genetic variation as a crucial factor for wild populations’ short- and long-term viability.

CSU grassland ecologist a collaborator on $10 million agrivoltaics study

Alan Knapp will oversee the establishment of experimental solar arrays in Colorado agroecosystems.

CSU researchers think it’s time for a government agency focused solely on climate research, innovation

The researchers propose a new agency, ARPA-C, that would place issues of culture and equity alongside science and technology.




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Colorado State University
Biology Building, Room 111

1878 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Telephone: 970-491-7011
Fax: 970-491-0649