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Antoine Brieux to Share PPTM Research on Fruit Fly

Postdoctoral fellow Antoine Brieux of the Joanna Chiu lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will present a seminar at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday,  Feb. 13 in Briggs Hall on

Postdoctoral scientist Antoine Brieux of the Joanna Chiu lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, is gearing up for a seminar next week on his research on the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, involving photoperiodic time measurement (PPTM). His seminar, part of the department's...

Postdoctoral fellow Antoine Brieux of the Joanna Chiu lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will present a seminar at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday,  Feb. 13 in Briggs Hall on
Postdoctoral fellow Antoine Brieux of the Joanna Chiu lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will present a seminar at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Briggs Hall on "Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Photoperiodic Time Measurement in Drosophila melanogaster."

Postdoctoral fellow Antoine Brieux of the Joanna Chiu lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will present a seminar at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Briggs Hall on "Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Photoperiodic Time Measurement in Drosophila melanogaster."

Spotlighting the Work of Bee Expert Robbin Thorp

Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology,  will be honored at a special symposium April 2 at the 103rd annual meeting of the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An honor well deserved. When the 103rd annual meeting of the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America (PBESA) takes place March 31-April 3 in the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, San Diego, something very special will happen. Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp,...

Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology,  will be honored at a special symposium April 2 at the 103rd annual meeting of the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, will be honored at a special symposium April 2 at the 103rd annual meeting of the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, will be honored at a special symposium April 2 at the 103rd annual meeting of the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, shows UC master gardener Kathy Ziccardi his collection of native bee specimens. The event: a Celebration of Bees in Mill Valley in 2011.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, shows UC master gardener Kathy Ziccardi his collection of native bee specimens. The event: a Celebration of Bees in Mill Valley in 2011.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, shows UC master gardener Kathy Ziccardi his collection of native bee specimens. The event: a Celebration of Bees in Mill Valley in 2011.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, a global authority on bumble bees and other native bees, co-authored two major books in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, a global authority on bumble bees and other native bees, co-authored two major books in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, a global authority on bumble bees and other native bees, co-authored two major books in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp (standing, far right, yellow shirt), an instructor at The Bee Course,  with students and fellow instructors.
Robbin Thorp (standing, far right, yellow shirt), an instructor at The Bee Course, with students and fellow instructors.

Robbin Thorp (standing, far right, yellow shirt), an instructor at The Bee Course, with students and fellow instructors.

Laura Burkle Seminar: Plant-Pollinator Interactions

Female leafcutting bee, Megachile fidelis, foraging on a Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One reason to research plants is that “they stay put.” But more about that later. Community ecologist Laura Burkle, associate professor in the Department of Ecology, Montana State University, Bozeman, is keenly interested in plant-insect interactions, especially floral volatile...

Female leafcutting bee, Megachile fidelis, foraging on a Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female leafcutting bee, Megachile fidelis, foraging on a Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female leafcutting bee, Megachile fidelis, foraging on a Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Researcher Targeting Zebra Chip: It's Not a Chip You Want

The potato psyllid, a pest of potatoes, transmits a bacteria that causes zebra chip disease. (Photo by Don Henne)

When you're munching on French fries or potato chips, you're probably not thinking about the potato psyllid. But you should be. You should especially be thinking about the zebra chip. No, it's not a newly marketed potato chip or computer chip. Basically, it's a disease of potatoes transmitted by...

The potato psyllid, a pest of potatoes, transmits a bacteria that causes zebra chip disease. (Photo by Don Henne)
The potato psyllid, a pest of potatoes, transmits a bacteria that causes zebra chip disease. (Photo by Don Henne)

The potato psyllid, a pest of potatoes, transmits a bacteria that causes zebra chip disease. (Photo by Don Henne)

Plant Communication Research: 'Taking Root'

UC Davis ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

It's not outlandish now, if it ever were. A recent article in Science headlined "Once Considered Outlandish, the Idea that Plants Help their Relatives Is Taking Root," and dealing with how plants communicate, is drawing widespread attention. Wrote Elizabeth Pennisi: "For people, and...

UC Davis ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.
UC Davis ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

UC Davis ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

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