Frank Zalom: Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Economic EntomologyFrank Zalom, distinguished professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and a past president of the Entomological Society of the America (ESA) is the newly selected editor-in-chief of the Journal of Economic Entomology, the largest and most cited of ESA's family of scientific journals.
The ESA Governing Board today announced that Zalom will succeed John Trumble, distinguished professor of entomology at UC Riverside. Trumble, editor-in-chief for 20 years, informed ESA in late 2017 of his intent to leave the role in 2018. In January, the journal's editorial board launched a widespread search for his successor.
A 43-member of ESA and the 2014 president, Zalom will serve a five-year term as editor-in-chief. The journal publishes research on the economic significance of insects. It includes sections on apiculture and social insects, insecticides, biological control, household and structural insects, crop protection, forest entomology, and other topics.
"Dr. Frank Zalom's career can be viewed as a model of applied entomology derived from an understanding of basic biology, and he is an ideal choice to be the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Economic Entomology (JEE)," said ESA President Michael Parrella in an ESA news release. -more-
Bill Hazeltine Research Awards Assist Our Graduate Students
They are alike in that they share the passion of the late William Emery Hazeltine (1926-1994), who worked tirelessly in mosquito research and public health.
Hazeltine, a native of San Jose, was a U.S. Navy veteran who studied entomology at UC Berkeley and received his doctorate in entomology from Purdue University in 1962. He managed the Butte County Mosquito Abatement District, Oroville, from 1966 to 1992, and the Lake County Mosquito Abatement District from 1961-1964. -more-
UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team Wins Regional Championship
The UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team, comprised of graduate students from UC Berkeley and UC Davis, won the championship at the regional Linnaean Games hosted by the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America (PBESA) at its meeting June 10-13 in Reno.
The Linnaean Games are a lively question-and-answer, college bowl-style competition on entomological facts played between university-sponsored student teams. The teams score points by correctly answering random questions.
The team, captained by Ralph Washington Jr., a graduate student in public policy at UC Berkeley, (formerly a graduate student at UC Davis), included UC Davis doctoral students Brendon Boudinot, Zachary Griebenow and Jill Oberski, all of the Phil Ward lab, and Emily Bick of the Christian Nansen lab.
The UC Berkeley-UC Davis team defeated Washington State University (WSU) in a sudden death overtime to win the title. -more-
Emily Bick's Review of an Insect-Based Play Drawing High PraiseAn Entomologist's Love Story, showing at the San Francisco Playhouse through June 23, than an entomologist?
Entomologist Emily Bick, a doctoral candidate in the Christian Nansen lab, University of California, Davis, recently attended a world premiere showing and penned a review published by the Entomological Society of America (ESA) in its Entomology Today.
Her review is drawing high praise. San Francisco Playhouse tweeted: “Quite possibly the coolest review we've ever received.”
Bick, who holds a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University and a master's degree from UC Davis, is a board-certified entomologist and a member of the 2016 UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the ESA national championship for expertise in answering questions about insects and entomologists. Bick also will compete in the 2018 national championships, scheduled in November in Vancouver, B.C., as a member of the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team. -more-
Open House at the Bee Haven
Activities include learning how to catch and observe bees up close, see honey bees at work in an observation beehive, learn about bee diversity and identification, learn about what and how to plant for bees, learn about growing and good pollination in home fruit gardens and see easy-to-grow bee plants and solitary bee houses available for a donation to the garden. The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is a half-acre garden devoted to bee pollinator conservation and education. For more information, access https://hhbhgarden.ucdavis.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Pollinator-week-flyer-2018-1.pdf
See news story on UC ANR Green blog.
UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day: On Video
Free and open to the public, the event is an opportunity to explore 13 different biodiversity-related collections on the UC Davis campus, many of which are not usually open to the public. Check out the Biodiversity Museum Day website for more information on the event.
Pictured: Doctoral student and nematologist Christopher Pagan of the Steve Nadler lab talking to visitors.
Bernardo Niño: Bees Are Going Extinct, But Not the Ones You Think
Hammock Lab Research Projects on Parkinson's Disease, Obesity-Enhanced Colon Cancer
News Story: A newly published study by a team of university scientists in Japan, China and UC Davis shows that inhibiting an enzyme, the soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH), plays a key role in curbing the inflammation associated with the development and progression of Parkinson’s disease, an age-related brain disorder that affects a million Americans, mostly 60 and over.
The research, published May 7 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is primarily the work of scientists in the labs of Kenji Hashimoto, a professor with the Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Chiba University Center for Forensic Mental Health, Chiba, Japan, and Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology with a joint appointment in the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. -more-
News Story: A newly published study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts and UC Davis sheds new light on the mechanisms involved in obesity-enhanced colon cancer and may offer a therapeutic target to block and treat colonic inflammation.
The research, published April 30 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, indicates that inhibiting an enzyme, soluble epoxide hydrolase--discovered in the Bruce Hammock lab at UC Davis--may reduce the risk of obesity-related inflammation of the colon. -more-
Jay Rosenheim, Jessica Gillung Win Major Awards from PBESA
Professor Jay Rosenheim of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung of the Lynn Kimsey lab, Bohart Museum of Entomology, are recipients of two major awards from the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America (PBESA).
Rosenheim won the Distinction in Student Mentoring Award, and Gillung, the Student Leadership Award.
They were honored at the PBESA meeting, themed "Practical Solutions Through Science and Industry Partnerships," held June 10-13 at the Atlantis Casino Resort, Reno. -more-
No More Departmental Seminars Until Fall
The Wednesday departmental seminars have ended, with the spring quarter. The seminars will resume in the fall. The seminars took place at 4:10 p.m. on Wednesdays in 122 Briggs Hall.
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
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- Why War on Cancer Is Winnable: Jay Rosenheim
- Center for Population Biology Seminars
- Lynn Kimsey Quoted in Atlantic: Wasps
- Schedule of Events at the Bee Haven
- Eric Mussen Honored
- UC Davis Entomology Seminars Posted on UCTV
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- Migrant Education Program Visited Students Visit the Bohart
- Christian Nansen: Drone Program
- Shirley Gee: 40 Years of Service
- Anthony Cornel: Novel Way to Render Female Mosquitoes Infertile
- Rick Karban's Plant Communication Book
- 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
- Ecology 180 Blog; class led by Louie Yang
- 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 (Kathy Keatley Garvey)
- Robbin Thorp Co-Author of California Bees and Blooms
- Robbin Thorp Co-Author of Bumble Bees of North America
- Apiary newsletter, from the UC apiaries (Elina L. Niño)
- Apiary newsletter, from the UC apiaries (archived, Eric Mussen)
- New Ant Book (free): Photos by Alex Wild
- Insect Note Cards, Benefitting UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center
|National Pollinator Week at the Bee Garden||6/23/2018|
Bee Biology Website, the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility is under construction. (See archives. See history of bee garden)
Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven Also see Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven Annual Report
Apiary Newsletters (archived copies, Eric Mussen)
How to Write Like a Professor (James R. Carey)
What's This Bug? (CDFA)