Claire Varian Ramos
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Colorado State University – Pueblo

2200 Bonforte Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81001
phone: (719) 549-2509
email:  claire.ramos@csupueblo.edu

Claire is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Colorado State University – Pueblo. She is a behavioral ecologist and ecotoxicologist whose research has focused primarily on passerine birds. Her current research includes the breeding behavior and success of declining shortgrass prairie songbirds, interactions between avian populations and prairie dogs, understanding inter- and intra-specific variation in accumulation of mercury in songbirds, and the behavioral, physiological, and developmental impacts of mercury pollution on songbirds. Claire is committed to providing research opportunities for undergraduates and leads a lab of student researchers from diverse backgrounds including many students from underrepresented groups and veterans. Claire teaches Organismal Biology, Behavioral Ecology, Ornithology, Mammalogy, Evolution and Ecology, and Biostatistics.

B.S. (Biology/Environmental Studies) Bowdoin College
Ph.D. (Zoology) Washington State University

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