Posts Tagged: Rick Karban
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)
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)
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)
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.
Professor Rick Karban of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, author of the landmark book, Plant Sensing and Communication...
An illustration of plant-plant communication by the Christian Nansen lab, in the Plant Methods journal