Grand Opening of USDA-ARS Bee Research Facility at Davis
On a day too cold for honey bees to fly and nearly too cold for bundled dignitaries to speak, officials celebrated the opening of the newly constructed USDA-ARS bee research facility on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis campus.
Queen bee breeder Jackie Park-Burris, a past president of the California State Beekeepers' Association and a leader in the industry, snipped the ribbon Jan. 7 in 45-degree temperature, joining a group of other stakeholders to open the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) bee research facility.
The facility, located next to the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, slides Davis into the national spotlight as "Pollination Central" and "The Bee Capital of the World." The Davis facility is the newest of five USDA bee research labs in the United States and as the only one in California. -more-
Bohart Museum Open House: From Ants to Bats to Monarchs
You can learn about those topics—and much more—at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology when it hosts an open house themed “Time Flies When You Are Studying Insects: Cutting Edge Student Research,” on Saturday, Jan. 18.
The event, free and family friendly, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building on Crocker Lane, UC Davis campus.
“We will have a diversity of topics,” said Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator for the Bohart Museum. “I just love how this university excels at interdisciplinary research. We may be the Entomology and Nematology Department but we are connected to so many fields of research. “Our grads are our future's hope and here they are inspiring others." -more-
Newly Published Book by Carey-Roach on Biodemography 'Sets the Standard'James R. Carey of UC Davis and Deborah A. Roach of the University of Virginia “effortlessly sets the standard as the definitive text for the important, emerging field of biodemography,” according to a prominent entomologist.
“The field is interdisciplinary and the authors have done a magnificent job integrating biology, mathematics, and demography,” said Robert Peterson, professor of entomology at Montana State University, and a past president of the 7000-member Entomological Society of America.
The 480-page book, Biodemography: An Introduction to Concepts and Methods, published Jan. 7 by the Princeton University Press, is described as “an authoritative overview of the concepts and applications of biological demography.”
The interdisciplinary field unites the natural science of biology with the social science of human demography, said Carey, a UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology who is known as one of the founding fathers of biodemography and a global authority on arthropod demography. -more-
Highlights from ESA Meeting
Here are some of our local highlights from the recent Entomological Society of America meeting in St. Louis, Mo.:
- Brendon Boudinot Wins John Henry Comstock Award
- Jill Oberski and Hanna Kahl Excel in Research Presentations
- UC Linnaean Games Team Competes
- Walter Leal Presents Founder's Memorial Lecture
Seminar on Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
It will take place from 4:10 to 5 p.m. in 122 Briggs Hall. Host is Shahid Siddique, assistant professor.
Community ecologist Rachel Vannette, assistant professor, is coordinating the winter quarter seminars. See speaker list.
UC Davis Entomology Ranked Among Best in the WorldTimes Higher Education World University Rankings.
The rankings show UC Davis as No. 7 globally, scoring 89.88 of a possible 100. Of the top 10, two are in California. UC Riverside is ranked as No. 2.
Performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff students and research) and industry outcome (knowledge transfer). -more-
In the Spotlight
- Department News
- Department Winter Quarter Seminars
- UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day
- UC Davis Museum Biodiversity Day video on YouTube.
- UC Davis Storer Lectures, 2019-2020
- Why War on Cancer Is Winnable: Jay Rosenheim
- Bohart Museum Open Houses
- UC Davis Entomology Seminars Posted on UCTV
- Order a EGSA T-Shirt!
- Watch UC Davis Bee Symposium Presentations on YouTube
- Eric Grissell: Giving Back
- History of Our Bee Garden
- 'I Wanna Be an Entomologist' by Heather Wilson
Blogs, Books, and Other Connections
- Rick Karban's Plant Communication Book
- Alex Wild's Compound Eye Blog: Some of Best Nature/Science Photographs
- UC Davis Department of Entomology (Facebook)
- Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility (Facebook)
- Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven (Facebook)
- E.L. Niño Bee Lab (Facebook)
- Bug Squad blog, updated Monday through Friday (Kathy Keatley Garvey)
- Apiary newsletter, from the UC apiaries (archived, Eric Mussen)
- Insect Note Cards, Benefitting UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center
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