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Ants and Science Are Her Passions

Cornell University postdoctoral fellow Manuela Ramalho working in the field. (Photo by Brian Fisher)

Her passion is ants. And she'll be conveying that passion and her passion for science when she presents a UC Davis Department of Entomology...

Cornell University postdoctoral fellow Manuela Ramalho working in the field. (Photo by Brian Fisher)
Cornell University postdoctoral fellow Manuela Ramalho working in the field. (Photo by Brian Fisher)

Cornell University postdoctoral fellow Manuela Ramalho working in the field. (Photo by Brian Fisher)

Posted on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 5:08 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Professor Phil Ward: Our Friends, the Ants

UC Davis Professor Phil Ward delivered a presentation on

If you missed the family-friendly seminar on ants by UC Davis Professor Phil Ward on Feb. 20 during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month, not...

UC Davis Professor Phil Ward delivered a presentation on
UC Davis Professor Phil Ward delivered a presentation on "All About Ants" at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month on Feb. 20. It is now on YouTube. Photos are by Alex Wild. (Screen shot)

UC Davis Professor Phil Ward delivered a presentation on "All About Ants" at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month on Feb. 20. It is now on YouTube. Photos are by Alex Wild. (Screen shot)

Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 3:30 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Let's All Appreciate Ants! Don't Miss These Biodiversity Museum Programs

UC Davis professor Phil Ward looking for ants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's take a moment to appreciate ants. You know you want to! Did you own--and treasure--an ant farm kit as a kid? Did you ever follow them as they...

UC Davis professor Phil Ward looking for ants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis professor Phil Ward looking for ants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis professor Phil Ward looking for ants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A winter ant, Prenolepis imparis, encounters a jumping spider on an almond tree on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A winter ant, Prenolepis imparis, encounters a jumping spider on an almond tree on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A winter ant, Prenolepis imparis, encounters a jumping spider on an almond tree on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 4:47 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Bees of Bodega Head

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, returning to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There's more to Sonoma County's Bodega Head than the stunning views, crashing waves, nesting seabirds, and bursts of flora and fauna. The...

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, returning to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, returning to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, returning to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, edges closer to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, edges closer to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, edges closer to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee-ant encounter: The  digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, encounters an ant, Formica transmontanis, as identified by ant specialists Phil Ward and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis. Both species nest on the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee-ant encounter: The digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, encounters an ant, Formica transmontanis, as identified by ant specialists Phil Ward and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis. Both species nest on the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee-ant encounter: The digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, encounters an ant, Formica transmontanis, as identified by ant specialists Phil Ward and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis. Both species nest on the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, excavating a nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, excavating a nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, excavating a nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Four digger bees, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, appear in this image at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Four digger bees, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, appear in this image at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Four digger bees, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, appear in this image at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A view from Bodega Head. Most tourists are unaware of the digger bees that inhabit the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A view from Bodega Head. Most tourists are unaware of the digger bees that inhabit the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A view from Bodega Head. Most tourists are unaware of the digger bees that inhabit the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 3:01 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

UC Davis Doctoral Candidate Brendon Boudinot Shares Expertise on Ants

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot recommends one of his dog-eared textbooks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When doctoral candidate and entomologist extraordinaire Brendon Boudinot delivered his exit seminar on ants to the UC Davis Department of...

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot getting ready to present his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot getting ready to present his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot getting ready to present his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot recommends one of his dog-eared textbooks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot recommends one of his dog-eared textbooks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot recommends one of his dog-eared textbooks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot tells the crowd we all share a common ancestor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brendon Boudinot tells the crowd we all share a common ancestor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot tells the crowd we all share a common ancestor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Okay, we don't maybe generally care about the abdomen and maybe we don't care that much about insect genitalia, but I care about insect genitalia and a lot of insects do, too."--Brendon Boudinot (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Okay, we don't maybe generally care about the abdomen and maybe we don't care that much about insect genitalia, but I care about insect genitalia and a lot of insects do, too."--Brendon Boudinot (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Text of Brendon Boudinot's PowerPoint slides onto his face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Text of Brendon Boudinot's PowerPoint slides onto his face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Text of Brendon Boudinot's PowerPoint slides onto his face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot drew acclaim, admiration and applause at his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brendon Boudinot drew acclaim, admiration and applause at his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot drew acclaim, admiration and applause at his exit seminar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 2:56 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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