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Pardon Me, But You're Eating My Relative!

Ecologist Rick Karban with sagebrush.

If you're a sagebrush and a predator (such as a grasshopper) is eating your nearby kin, another sagebrush,  it's good to be closely related....

Ecologist Rick Karban with sagebrush.
Ecologist Rick Karban with sagebrush.

Ecologist Rick Karban with sagebrush.

Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:43 PM

It Pays to Be a Relative

Grasshopper feeding on sagebrush. (Photo courtesy of Rick Karban)

Plants communicate. They do. Ecologist Richard Karban, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Entomology, points out that one of the simplest...

Grasshopper feeding on sagebrush. (Photo courtesy of Rick Karban)
Grasshopper feeding on sagebrush. (Photo courtesy of Rick Karban)

Grasshopper feeding on sagebrush. (Photo courtesy of Rick Karban)

Rick Karban collecting volatile (chemical) cues.
Rick Karban collecting volatile (chemical) cues.

Rick Karban collecting volatile (chemical) cues.

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Feeding Frenzy on Bodega Head

Close-up of woolly bear caterpillar on yellow lupine on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're planning to hike the hills around Bodega Head in Sonoma County, watch out for the bears. The woolly bear caterpillars, that is. Last...

Close-up of woolly bear caterpillar on yellow lupine on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of woolly bear caterpillar on yellow lupine on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of woolly bear caterpillar on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Woolly bear caterpillar on wild radish on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Woolly bear caterpillar on wild radish on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Woolly bear caterpillar on wild radish on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Defenses

Anurag Agrawal, professor of evolution and ecology at Cornell, returns to the UC Davis campus Jan. 18 to give a seminar.

It will be like "old-home week" when Anurag Agrawal returns to the University of California, Davis, tomorrow (Jan. 18) to deliver a seminar on...

Anurag Agrawal, professor of evolution and ecology at Cornell, returns to the UC Davis campus Jan. 18 to give a seminar.
Anurag Agrawal, professor of evolution and ecology at Cornell, returns to the UC Davis campus Jan. 18 to give a seminar.

Anurag Agrawal, professor of evolution and ecology at Cornell, returns to the UC Davis campus Jan. 18 to give a seminar.

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 8:45 PM

A Woolly Bear of a Caterpillar

A woolly bear caterpillar munching on foliage at the Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you enjoy climbing the cliffs of Bodega Head on the Sonoma coast, keep your eyes out for bears--woolly bear caterpillars, that is. The so-called...

A woolly bear caterpillar munching on foliage at the Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A woolly bear caterpillar munching on foliage at the Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A woolly bear caterpillar munching on foliage at the Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A woolly bear caterpillar munching on fiddleneck. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A woolly bear caterpillar munching on fiddleneck. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A woolly bear caterpillar munching on fiddleneck. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 8:27 PM

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