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Death by solar: $1.6 million DOE grant supports scientists studying bird deaths at solar facilities

CSU biologist Kristen Ruegg is working with UCLA researchers to study which bird species are most impacted by the solar industry.

Biology professor Kristen Ruegg receives NSF grant to study wintering grounds of migratory birds

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.

Innovating throughout history: College of Natural Sciences

Take a look back at key moments in the history of the College of Natural Sciences.

Celebrating and preserving Colorado’s flora at the Charles Maurer Herbarium

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.

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