Edmiston, Becky

Becky Edmiston

photo - Becky EdmistonAssistant Professor, Biology

Affiliated Faculty, Sustainability Studies


  • MS in Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder.
  • BS in Environmental Biology, Mount Union College.

Courses Taught

  • BIO 111, General College Biology I with Lab
  • BIO 112, General College Biology II with Lab
  • BIO 201, Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
  • BIO 202, Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
  • BIO 204, Microbiology with Lab
  • BIO 216, Pathophysiology
  • SUS 350, Permaculture Design I
  • SUS 410, Conservation Biology

I am interested in the intersection between sustainability and biology. Most folks think of microbes and genetics as something they only need to know about if they want to be a doctor, but they play such a huge role in our natural world as well. To me permaculture is the perfect blend, an applied form of ecology.

I am a beekeeper and love learning about bees. I enjoy sharing what I know as co-advisor of CMC’s student Beekeeping Club as well as the president of the Routt County Beekeeping Association. I am also the co-advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa academic honorary.

Research Interests

I’ve researched bird populations, worked on recovery of an endangered bird in Hawaii, and studied how bird disease can affect their mating success. I’ve researched a deadly amphibian fungus in Australia and butterfly diversity in Venezuela. Currently my research focus is on undergraduate science education, and I enjoy helping students conduct experiments as well as testing things out on my bees.


Alpine campus “Faculty of the Year” 2011-2012

Personal interests

All things outdoors. In 2010 I thru-hiked the Colorado trail. In 2012 I thru-biked it (with wilderness detours). I like mountain biking, backcountry skiing and cross country skiing.

Contact Information

Location: Steamboat Springs Campus
Email: redmiston@coloradomtn.edu