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Art Shapiro: 'Butterflies as Heralds of the Apocalypse'

A newly emerged anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, spreads its wings on anise, its host plant, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies, beer and a bar...Who wants to drink to science? If you've ever wanted to converse with butterfly guru Art Shapiro, UC Davis...

A newly emerged anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, spreads its wings on anise, its host plant, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly emerged anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, spreads its wings on anise, its host plant, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly emerged anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, spreads its wings on anise, its host plant, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, spreads its wings in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, spreads its wings in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, spreads its wings in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Highly Successful Biodiversity Museum Day

Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee friendly garden, drew scores of visitors. It's located on Bee Biology Road, west of the central campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They saw bugs. They saw bones. They saw honey bees. They saw hawks. Those were just a few of the offering at the sixth annual UC Davis Biodiversity...

Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee friendly garden, drew scores of visitors. It's located on Bee Biology Road, west of the central campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee friendly garden, drew scores of visitors. It's located on Bee Biology Road, west of the central campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee friendly garden, drew scores of visitors. It's located on Bee Biology Road, west of the central campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youths used vacuum devices for catch-and-release of bees at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youths used vacuum devices for catch-and-release of bees at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youths used vacuum devices for catch-and-release of bees at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (center), who curates the butterfly and moth collections at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, answers questions.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith (center), who curates the butterfly and moth collections at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, answers questions.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (center), who curates the butterfly and moth collections at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, answers questions.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bird's eye view of the nematode collection in the Sciences Lab Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bird's eye view of the nematode collection in the Sciences Lab Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bird's eye view of the nematode collection in the Sciences Lab Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis nematology graduate student Chris Pagan talks to visitors at the nematode collection in the Sciences Lab Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis nematology graduate student Chris Pagan talks to visitors at the nematode collection in the Sciences Lab Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis nematology graduate student Chris Pagan talks to visitors at the nematode collection in the Sciences Lab Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A visitor photographs the skin of a male African lion from Tanzania (1960s). Not much else is known about it, said Andrew Engilis, Jr., curator of the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. This was part of a display in the Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A visitor photographs the skin of a male African lion from Tanzania (1960s). Not much else is known about it, said Andrew Engilis, Jr., curator of the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. This was part of a display in the Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A visitor photographs the skin of a male African lion from Tanzania (1960s). Not much else is known about it, said Andrew Engilis, Jr., curator of the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. This was part of a display in the Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteer Billy Thein shows a golden eagle named
Volunteer Billy Thein shows a golden eagle named "Sullivan" at the California Raptor Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteer Billy Thein shows a golden eagle named "Sullivan" at the California Raptor Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteer Diana Munoz shows a red-shouldered hawk, Mikey, at the California Raptor Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Volunteer Diana Munoz shows a red-shouldered hawk, Mikey, at the California Raptor Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteer Diana Munoz shows a red-shouldered hawk, Mikey, at the California Raptor Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Real Skinny on Migrating Monarchs, Milkweed

A male monarch nectaring Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A recent article in Science magazine, headlined “Plan to Save Monarch Butterflies Backfires,” is getting a lot of attention. And UC Davis...

A male monarch nectaring Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch nectaring Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch nectaring Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 5:55 PM

Shattering 'Standard Knowledge'

This is the research site at the Sagehen Creek Field Station managed by ecologists Louie Yang of UC Davis and Dan Gruner of the University of Maryland. (Photo Courtesy of Louie Yang)

The times, they change. Standard textbook knowledge, that can change, too. It did today. For several decades,  few people challenged "the...

This is the research site at the Sagehen Creek Field Station managed by ecologists Louie Yang of UC Davis and Dan Gruner of the University of Maryland. (Photo Courtesy of Louie Yang)
This is the research site at the Sagehen Creek Field Station managed by ecologists Louie Yang of UC Davis and Dan Gruner of the University of Maryland. (Photo Courtesy of Louie Yang)

This is the research site at the Sagehen Creek Field Station managed by ecologists Louie Yang of UC Davis and Dan Gruner of the University of Maryland. (Photo Courtesy of Louie Yang)

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 8:24 PM
Tags: ecology (4), Louie Yang (13), Science (5)

Biodiversity Creates Biodiversity

Andrew Forbes

Biodiversity creates biodiversity. That point comes through loud and clear when you read the scientific paper on the apple maggot/parasitic wasp...

Andrew Forbes
Andrew Forbes

IN THE LAB--UC Davis evolutionary ecologist Andrew Forbes works in the lab. His research on the apple maggot and a parasitic wasp will be published Feb. 6 in the journal Science. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Parasitic Wasp
Parasitic Wasp

This is a male Diachasma alloeum wasp on an apple. (Photo by Andrew Forbes)

Apple Maggot Fly
Apple Maggot Fly

This is a female apple maggot fly (Rhagoletis pomonella) on the surface of an apple (Photo by Andrew Forbes)

Emergence
Emergence

A wasp, Diachasma alloeum, emerges from the puparium of an apple maggot. (Photo by Andrew Forbes)

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 5:38 PM
 
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