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Rachel Vannette: 'Bees in the Tahoe Basin: Pollination Ecology and Conservation'

 

Community ecologist Rachel Vannette, associate professor and vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology--and a newly selected Chancellor’s Fellow--will discuss “Bees in the Tahoe Basin: Pollination Ecology and Conservation” at a Thursday, April 25th seminar hosted by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (UC Davis TERC).

Picnic Day: Meet the Co-Chairs of the ENT Committee and See the Activities They're Planning

 

What's a picnic without bugs?

The 110th annual campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day takes place Saturday, April 20 and lots of entomological activities are planned.

Meet the co-chairs of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology Picnic Day Committee and check out the events.

The doctoral student co-chair is Grace Horne of the Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA).

USDA-ARS Bee Scientist Zac Lamas to Give Next ENT Seminar

Honey bee scientist Zac Lamas, a National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) postdoctoral fellow with the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Services (USDA-ARS), will present the UC Davis Entomology and Nematology seminar on Monday, April 15 on "How Doing a PhD Is Like Building a House."

'The Evolutionary History of Bees in Time and Space'

 

Bees originated some 120 million years ago and now comprise more than 20,000 described species in seven families. But where did they originate?

Cornell University alumnus Eduardo Almeida, an associate professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, will discuss “The Evolutionary History of Bees in Time and Space” at a seminar hosted by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology on Monday, April 8.

In Remembrance

The nation's entomological community, including the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, is mourning the deaths of Professor Emeritus Charles Mitter of the University of Maryland, a resident of Davis; entomologist-author Elizabeth "Liz" Bernays, Regents’ Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and formerly on the UC Berkeley faculty; and Kim Flo

Tule and Cattail: A Tale of the Marsh Economy and Its Role in Human Health and Wellbeing

A long-planned UC Davis symposium on “Tule and Cattail: A Tale of the Marsh Economy and Its Role in Human Health and Wellbeing”  aims "to advance the land management aims of local tribal communities and provide a platform to educate about the importance of maintaining wetland biology for climate change, ecological and human health, and vector control,” announced medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo, associate professor, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. 

Bond Lab Research Paper Calls Attention to Diversity of California's Trapdoor Spiders

Newly published research on a new genus of California trapdoor spiders—the work of the Jason Bond laboratory, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology--calls attention to not only the diversity of trapdoor spiders in the state, but a new species they named for national civil rights activist Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu, a San Francisco Bay area native who resisted incarceration in the Japanese-American concentration camps during World Wa

Bohart Museum Open House: Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids

Grasshoppers, crickets and katydids! Oh, my!

UC Davis third-year entomology major Solea “Sol” Wantz, who triples as a curator intern at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, a student researcher in the lab of pollination ecologist and professor Neal Williams, and as president of the UC Davis Entomology Club, will present a talk on “Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids” at the next Bohart Museum open house, set from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 3.