Posts Tagged: Rick Karban
When Being Framed Is a Great Thing!
Usually when you say "I was framed," it's because someone has accused you of something you didn't do. With the Entomological Society of America...
UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Danielle Rutkowski won an Entomological Society of America President's Prize for the second consecutive year. (Photo courtesy of ESA)
UC Davis doctoral candidate Zachary Griebenow won a President's Prize at the 2022 Entomological Society of America meeting. (Photo Courtesy of ESA)
A large crowd listened to UC Davis doctoral candidate discuss her research, “The Mechanism Behind Beneficial Effects of Bee-Associated Fungi on Bumble Bee Health." (Photo courtesy of ESA)
Learn About Plant-Insect Interactions at this UC Davis Seminar
If you're interested in plant-insect interactions and communication, don't miss this virtual seminar hosted by the UC Davis Department of Entomology...
An example of insect-plant interaction: a red-humped caterpillar, Schizura concinna, munching on a Western redbud leaf. This insect is found throughout much of the United States. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is an example of plant herbivory: Elm leaf beetles have defoliated this elm tree leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of an elm leaf beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gotta Love Those Woolly Bear Caterpillars
You gotta love those woolly bear caterpillars. Richard "Rick" Karban, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology, studies them. The rest of...
A woolly bear caterpillar investigating an ice plant on Bodega Head, Sonoma County, in April 2022.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The woolly bear caterpillar becomes a tiger moth, Platyprepia virginalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Insects Around Us: From UC Davis Picnic Day to Your Computer
If you missed the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic, you're not alone. We missed it, too. So did the ants and other insects. The Department of...
Professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, gives a pre-Picnic Day virtual tour of the insect museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
James R. Carey, distinguished professor of entomology, spearheaded "How to Make an Insect Collection" project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, shows visitors some petting zoo critters (pre-coronavirus pandemium days). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera section, spreads the wings of a tiny moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus.
Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans. The tsetse fly research of medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo is an annual part of the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)
Plant Communication Research: 'Taking Root'
It's not outlandish now, if it ever were. A recent article in Science headlined "Once Considered Outlandish, the Idea that Plants Help their...
UC Davis ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.