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'Ant Man' Brendon Boudinot: John Henry Comstock Award

UC Davis doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot walks on stage to receive the John Henry Comstock Award from ESA President Robert Peterson of Montana State University. (ESA Photo)

John Henry Comstock would be proud. At each annual meeting, the Entomological Society of America (ESA) presents the prestigious John Henry Comstock...

UC Davis doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot walks on stage to receive the John Henry Comstock Award from ESA President Robert Peterson of Montana State University. (ESA Photo)
UC Davis doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot walks on stage to receive the John Henry Comstock Award from ESA President Robert Peterson of Montana State University. (ESA Photo)

UC Davis doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot walks on stage to receive the John Henry Comstock Award from ESA President Robert Peterson of Montana State University. (ESA Photo)

UC Davis doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot, winner of the John Henry Comstock Award from the Pacific Branch of ESA, and ESA President Robert Peterson of Montana State University pose for a photo. (ESA Photo)
UC Davis doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot, winner of the John Henry Comstock Award from the Pacific Branch of ESA, and ESA President Robert Peterson of Montana State University pose for a photo. (ESA Photo)

UC Davis doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot, winner of the John Henry Comstock Award from the Pacific Branch of ESA, and ESA President Robert Peterson of Montana State University pose for a photo. (ESA Photo)

Top Notch Advisors: Elvira Galvan Hack and Robert Kimsey

Elvira Galvan Hack, staff advisor for students in the Animal Biology (ABI) major, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, received the top advising award in her category from NACADA, which covers California, Nevada, Hawaii American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marina Islands. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're attending college and don't have a good advisor, then you haven't met Elvira Galvan Hack and Robert Kimsey. Elvira Galvan Hack, staff...

Elvira Galvan Hack, staff advisor for students in the Animal Biology (ABI) major, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, received the top advising award in her category from NACADA, which covers California, Nevada, Hawaii American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marina Islands. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Elvira Galvan Hack, staff advisor for students in the Animal Biology (ABI) major, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, received the top advising award in her category from NACADA, which covers California, Nevada, Hawaii American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marina Islands. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elvira Galvan Hack, staff advisor for students in the Animal Biology (ABI) major, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, received the top advising award in her category from NACADA, which covers California, Nevada, Hawaii American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marina Islands. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, master advisor of the animal biology major, received a major regional advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, master advisor of the animal biology major, received a major regional advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, master advisor of the animal biology major, received a major regional advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum of Entomology Gift Shop: 'Tis the Season for Water Bears

Entomologist Eliza Litsey, who received her bachelor's degree in entomology this year from UC Davis, shows some of the water bears (tardigrades) available in the Bohart Museum of Entomology gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Move over, teddy bears. There's a new bear in town to covet, cuddle and cherish--a water bear or tardigrade. The plush stuffed animals are hot...

Entomologist Eliza Litsey, who received her bachelor's degree in entomology this year from UC Davis, shows some of the water bears (tardigrades) available in the Bohart Museum of Entomology gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Eliza Litsey, who received her bachelor's degree in entomology this year from UC Davis, shows some of the water bears (tardigrades) available in the Bohart Museum of Entomology gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Eliza Litsey, who received her bachelor's degree in entomology this year from UC Davis, shows some of the water bears (tardigrades) available in the Bohart Museum of Entomology gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here's looking at you. Water bears in the Bohart Museum of Entomology are soft and cuddly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Here's looking at you. Water bears in the Bohart Museum of Entomology are soft and cuddly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here's looking at you. Water bears in the Bohart Museum of Entomology are soft and cuddly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insect-themed t-shirts are popular in the Bohart Museum of Entomology gift shop, especially during the holiday season. This is entomologist Eliza Litsey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Insect-themed t-shirts are popular in the Bohart Museum of Entomology gift shop, especially during the holiday season. This is entomologist Eliza Litsey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insect-themed t-shirts are popular in the Bohart Museum of Entomology gift shop, especially during the holiday season. This is entomologist Eliza Litsey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon checks out the insect-themed shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon checks out the insect-themed shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon checks out the insect-themed shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (back), who curates the Lepidoptera section at the Bohart Museum, handmade these pens, available in the gift shop. With him is Robert Michael Pyle of Grays River, Wash., founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith (back), who curates the Lepidoptera section at the Bohart Museum, handmade these pens, available in the gift shop. With him is Robert Michael Pyle of Grays River, Wash., founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (back), who curates the Lepidoptera section at the Bohart Museum, handmade these pens, available in the gift shop. With him is Robert Michael Pyle of Grays River, Wash., founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Children's insect-themed books are great gifts for budding entomologists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Children's insect-themed books are great gifts for budding entomologists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Children's insect-themed books are great gifts for budding entomologists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies, dragonflies and lady beetles (lady bugs) adorn the t-shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterflies, dragonflies and lady beetles (lady bugs) adorn the t-shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies, dragonflies and lady beetles (lady bugs) adorn the t-shirts at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rachel Vannette: Two National Science Foundation Grants

A digger bee, Anthophoroa bomboides, at Bodega Hay, Sonoma County. This is a solitary ground nesting bee, one of the species that collaborators Rachel Vannette, Bryan Danforth, Shawn Steffan, and Quinn McFrederick will study in their grant,

Congratulations to community ecologist Rachel Vannette of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, recipient of two National Science...

A digger bee, Anthophoroa bomboides, at Bodega Hay, Sonoma County. This is a solitary ground nesting bee, one of the species that collaborators Rachel Vannette, Bryan Danforth, Shawn Steffan, and Quinn McFrederick will study in their grant,
A digger bee, Anthophoroa bomboides, at Bodega Hay, Sonoma County. This is a solitary ground nesting bee, one of the species that collaborators Rachel Vannette, Bryan Danforth, Shawn Steffan, and Quinn McFrederick will study in their grant, "The Brood Cell Microbiome of Solitary Bees: Origin, Diversity, Function, and Vulnerability.” (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophoroa bomboides, at Bodega Hay, Sonoma County. This is a solitary ground nesting bee, one of the species that collaborators Rachel Vannette, Bryan Danforth, Shawn Steffan, and Quinn McFrederick will study in their grant, "The Brood Cell Microbiome of Solitary Bees: Origin, Diversity, Function, and Vulnerability.” (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The research of UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette involves microscopic organisms in the nectar of California fuchsia, Epilobium canum. She uses nylon bags to prevent pollinator contact. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The research of UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette involves microscopic organisms in the nectar of California fuchsia, Epilobium canum. She uses nylon bags to prevent pollinator contact. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The research of UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette involves microscopic organisms in the nectar of California fuchsia, Epilobium canum. She uses nylon bags to prevent pollinator contact. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Microbial stains (fungi and bacteria) isolated from floral nectar. (Photo by Rachel Vannette)
Microbial stains (fungi and bacteria) isolated from floral nectar. (Photo by Rachel Vannette)

Microbial stains (fungi and bacteria) isolated from floral nectar. (Photo by Rachel Vannette)

Why Drones Are Important in Sustainable Agriculture in the 21st Century

Lead author and entomologist Fernando Iost Filho of the Department of Entomology and Acarology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a former UC Davis exchange student.

Drones... If you're thinking of apiculture, you might be thinking of drones (male bees). But if you're thinking of agriculture--more specifically...

Lead author and entomologist Fernando Iost Filho of the Department of Entomology and Acarology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a former UC Davis exchange student.
Lead author and entomologist Fernando Iost Filho of the Department of Entomology and Acarology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a former UC Davis exchange student.

Lead author and entomologist Fernando Iost Filho of the Department of Entomology and Acarology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a former UC Davis exchange student.

A drone over a Santa Monica strawberry field. Drones can target pest outbreaks or hot spots in field crops and orchards, the scientists pointed out. (Photo by Elvira de Lange)
A drone over a Santa Monica strawberry field. Drones can target pest outbreaks or hot spots in field crops and orchards, the scientists pointed out. (Photo by Elvira de Lange)

A drone over a Santa Monica strawberry field. Drones can target pest outbreaks or hot spots in field crops and orchards, the scientists pointed out. (Photo by Elvira de Lange)

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