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UC Davis Seminars: Two USDA Forest Entomologists to Zero in on Bark Beetles

There's so much to know about bark beetles! How can a tiny insect wreak such havoc in our forests? Two USDA forest entomologists will be presenting...

Bark beetles are the culprits in this forest image. USDA forest entomologist Chris Fettig will speak at 4:10 p.m., Feb. 1 on
Bark beetles are the culprits in this forest image. USDA forest entomologist Chris Fettig will speak at 4:10 p.m., Feb. 1 on "Bark Beetles: How Tiny Insects Are Transforming Western Forests with a Little Help From Climate Change." (Photo courtesy of Chris Fettig)

Bark beetles are the culprits in this forest image. USDA forest entomologist Chris Fettig will speak at 4:10 p.m., Feb. 1 on "Bark Beetles: How Tiny Insects Are Transforming Western Forests with a Little Help From Climate Change." (Photo courtesy of Chris Fettig)

UC Davis forest entomologist and doctoral student Crystal Homicz assists in a fire beetle demonstration at a 2018 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. The fire beetles are in the genus Melanophila and are sensitive to smoke and heat from smoldering trees after a fire. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis forest entomologist and doctoral student Crystal Homicz assists in a fire beetle demonstration at a 2018 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. The fire beetles are in the genus Melanophila and are sensitive to smoke and heat from smoldering trees after a fire. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forest entomologist and doctoral student Crystal Homicz assists in a fire beetle demonstration at a 2018 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. The fire beetles are in the genus Melanophila and are sensitive to smoke and heat from smoldering trees after a fire. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 6:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Lisa Chamberland: About Those Ogre-Faced Spiders....

If you're curious about ogre-faced spiders, then you'll want to hear what UC Davis postdoctoral scholar and arachnologist Lisa Chamberland has...

UC Davis postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland studies. (Image courtesy of Lisa Chamberland)
UC Davis postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland studies. (Image courtesy of Lisa Chamberland)

This is a net-casting spider that UC Davis postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland studies. (Image courtesy of Lisa Chamberland)

Five members of the Jason Bond lab, including postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland, pose for a photo at the UC Quail Ridge Reserve, Napa County, in 2022. From left are Lacie Newton, Xavier Zahnle, Emma Jochim, Lisa Chamberland and Jim Starrett. Not pictured are the newest lab members Iris Bright and Megan Ma.
Five members of the Jason Bond lab, including postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland, pose for a photo at the UC Quail Ridge Reserve, Napa County, in 2022. From left are Lacie Newton, Xavier Zahnle, Emma Jochim, Lisa Chamberland and Jim Starrett. Not pictured are the newest lab members Iris Bright and Megan Ma.

Five members of the Jason Bond lab, including postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland, pose for a photo at the UC Quail Ridge Reserve, Napa County, in 2022. From left are Lacie Newton, Xavier Zahnle, Emma Jochim, Lisa Chamberland and Jim Starrett. Not pictured are the newest lab members Iris Bright and Megan Ma.

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 4:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Not All Bees Are Vegetarians: Some Eat Meat

For years we've been taught that wasps are carnivores while bees (which evolved from wasps), are vegetarians. Don't bees forage only for pollen and...

Stingless bees in Costa Rica dining on chicken bait. (Photo by Quinn McFrederick of UC Riverside)
Stingless bees in Costa Rica dining on chicken bait. (Photo by Quinn McFrederick of UC Riverside)

Stingless bees in Costa Rica dining on chicken bait. (Photo by Quinn McFrederick of UC Riverside)

Posted on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 4:31 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Yard & Garden

Bohart Museum Spotlight on Yellow-Bellied Burying Beetles

When you go to Bodega Bay, you may see giggling young beachgoers playfully bury one another in the sand.  On the more serious side,...

A carrion beetle, genus Heterosilpha, from a screen shot of a video by UC Davis doctoral candidate Tracie Hayes, an ecologist and artist.
A carrion beetle, genus Heterosilpha, from a screen shot of a video by UC Davis doctoral candidate Tracie Hayes, an ecologist and artist.

A carrion beetle, genus Heterosilpha, from a screen shot of a video by UC Davis doctoral candidate Tracie Hayes, an ecologist and artist.

The Bohart Museum's family arts-and-crafts activity will be to color this drawing of a carrion beetle, genus Heterosilpha, by doctoral candidate Tracie Hayes, an ecologist and artist.  (Credit: Tracie Hayes)
The Bohart Museum's family arts-and-crafts activity will be to color this drawing of a carrion beetle, genus Heterosilpha, by doctoral candidate Tracie Hayes, an ecologist and artist. (Credit: Tracie Hayes)

The Bohart Museum's family arts-and-crafts activity will be to color this drawing of a carrion beetle, genus Heterosilpha, by doctoral candidate Tracie Hayes, an ecologist and artist. (Credit: Tracie Hayes)

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 4:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

UC Davis Seminar: How This Virginia Tech Researcher Targets Mosquitoes

If you've ever been bitten by a pesky mosquito--who hasn't?--you're hoping researchers will some day be able to control them better and reduce the...

This is a female mosquito, the Asian tiger mosquito, or Aedes albopictus, laying eggs. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
This is a female mosquito, the Asian tiger mosquito, or Aedes albopictus, laying eggs. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

This is a female mosquito, the Asian tiger mosquito, or Aedes albopictus, laying eggs. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 9:17 AM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

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