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A Bee-Line Toward the Tropical Milkweed

A honey bee forages on tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica, in a Vacaville pollinator garden on July 27. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees just can't get enough of our tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. We plant three species of milkweed (the host plant for...

A honey bee forages on tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica, in a Vacaville pollinator garden on July 27. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee forages on tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica, in a Vacaville pollinator garden on July 27. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee forages on tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica, in a Vacaville pollinator garden on July 27. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee makes a beeline for the tropical milkweed,Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee makes a beeline for the tropical milkweed,Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee makes a beeline for the tropical milkweed,Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee nectaring on the tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee nectaring on the tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee nectaring on the tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Up, up and away toward the next tropical milkweed blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Up, up and away toward the next tropical milkweed blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Up, up and away toward the next tropical milkweed blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee takes flight, returning to her colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee takes flight, returning to her colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee takes flight, returning to her colony. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 3:47 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Entomologist Michael Hoffmann: Our Distinguished Alumnus

Michael Hoffmann sharing his expertise on climate change.

Congratulations to noted entomologist Michael Hoffmann, an emeritus professor at Cornell University, for his selection as the 2020 Thomas and Nina...

Michael Hoffmann sharing his expertise on climate change.
Michael Hoffmann sharing his expertise on climate change.

Michael Hoffmann sharing his expertise on climate change.

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Corrie Moreau to Speak at UC Davis on 'The Evolution of Ants'

Colonies of Camponotus semitestaceus (carpenter ants) as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot. These are in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

For several weeks now, we've been watching colonies of carpenter ants in a Vacaville, Callif. park. They draw the attention of curious kids--some...

Colonies of Camponotus semitestaceus (carpenter ants) as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot. These are in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Colonies of Camponotus semitestaceus (carpenter ants) as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot. These are in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Colonies of Camponotus semitestaceus (carpenter ants) as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot. These are in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carpenter ant activity in a Vacaville park. These are Camponotus semitestaceus, as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot,   (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Carpenter ant activity in a Vacaville park. These are Camponotus semitestaceus, as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot, (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carpenter ant activity in a Vacaville park. These are Camponotus semitestaceus, as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot, (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:44 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Chemical Ecologist Tom Eisner: Who Knew?

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Michael Jordan and Tom Eisner shared at least one thing in common: a rejection that hurt deeply and a recovery that ended amazingly. Jordan, the...

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Thomas "Tom" Eisner, the father of chemical ecology, accepts his National Medal of Science award in 1994 from President Bill Clinton for his "seminal contributions in the fields of insect behavior and chemical ecology, and for his international efforts on biodiversity." (Courtesy Photo)

Thomas "Tom" Eisner, the father of chemical ecology, accepts his National Medal of Science award in 1994 from President Bill Clinton for his "seminal contributions in the fields of insect behavior and chemical ecology, and for his international efforts on biodiversity." (Courtesy Photo)

Cornell University chemical ecologists and friends Tom Eisner (1929-2011) playing the piano and Jerry Meinwald (1927-2018) playing the flute. (Cornell University Photo)
Cornell University chemical ecologists and friends Tom Eisner (1929-2011) playing the piano and Jerry Meinwald (1927-2018) playing the flute. (Cornell University Photo)

Cornell University chemical ecologists and friends Tom Eisner (1929-2011) playing the piano and Jerry Meinwald (1927-2018) playing the flute. (Cornell University Photo)

Tom Eisner loved chemical ecology--and cars, including this Buick. (Courtesy Photo)
Tom Eisner loved chemical ecology--and cars, including this Buick. (Courtesy Photo)

Tom Eisner loved chemical ecology--and cars, including this Buick. (Courtesy Photo)

UC Davis chemical ecologist and distinguished professor Walter Leal will deliver the Founders' Memorial Lecture on Thomas Eisner on Nov. 19 at the ESA meeting in St. Louis, Mo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis chemical ecologist and distinguished professor Walter Leal will deliver the Founders' Memorial Lecture on Thomas Eisner on Nov. 19 at the ESA meeting in St. Louis, Mo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis chemical ecologist and distinguished professor Walter Leal will deliver the Founders' Memorial Lecture on Thomas Eisner on Nov. 19 at the ESA meeting in St. Louis, Mo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 5:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Jessica Gillung: Amazing Entomologist

Jessica Gillung at Bohart Museum of Entomology (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis-trained entomologist Jessica Gillung is nothing short of amazing--from research to leadership to public service. Gillung, who received her...

Jessica Gillung at Bohart Museum of Entomology (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jessica Gillung at Bohart Museum of Entomology (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jessica Gillung at Bohart Museum of Entomology (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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