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Area Cooperative Extension Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor
Location Headquarters: Sonora, Tuolumne County, CA
Chemical Ecologist Tom Eisner: Who Knew?
Michael Jordan and Tom Eisner shared at least one thing in common: a rejection that hurt deeply and a recovery that ended amazingly. Jordan, the second-highest-scoring NBA player scorer (5,987 points), "wasn't good enough" to make his high school varsity basketball team (at first). And the late Tom Eisner, the renowned Cornell University professor who went on to be known as "the father of chemical ecology," just "wasn't good enough" to be accepted at Cornell as an undergraduate...
Like to Raise a Butterfly? Or Another Insect? Attend Bohart Open House Nov. 16
A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, sips nectar from the lavender blossom of a passionflower vine, its host plant. Another Gulf Frit flutters in to investigate. A female and male Gulf Frit find one another. Near them, Gulf Frit caterpillars hungrily munch the leaves. Soon they will form a chrysalis. From egg to larvae to chrysalis to adult. If you'd like to learn to rear butterflies, silkworm moths, praying mantids or tarantulas, attend the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology...
These Entomologists Are a Powerhouse of a Team
They know their insects. Ask them a question about insects and entomologists, and odds are, they'll come up with the correct answer. And quickly. They've already won three national championships and are gearing up for a fourth. "They" are members of the UC Linnaean Games Team (UC Berkeley and UC Davis graduate students) and they're looking forward to competing in the annual Linnaean Games at the Entomological Society of America (ESA) meeting, set Nov. 17-20 in St. Louis. The Linnaean...
Doctoral Student Maureen Page: Impacts of Honey Bees Vs. Native Bees
Honey bees versus native bees. What are the impacts of honey bee introductions on the pollination of Camassia quamash, a Sierra wildflower? That's the topic that doctoral candidate and pollination ecologist Maureen Page of the Neal Williams lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will explore when she addresses the Davis Botanical Society meeting, “How I Spent My Field Season” on Thursday Nov. 14. The event takes place from 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 1022 of the Life...
News Flash: Don't Miss 'Current Techniques in Morphology'
You won't want to miss this. A year-long project on "Current Techniques in Morphology" was posted online today (Nov. 12). Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot of the Phil Ward lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, edited the special collection of articles for the Entomological Society of America journal, Insect Systematics and Diversity (ISD). The work is publicized on EurekAlert! and the entire project can be accessed free online. Boudinot co-led the development of the...