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UC Davis Entomology/Nematology Seminars: What a Wealth of Information

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on a spiked floral purple plant, Salvia indigo spires in Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So, you're sheltering in place and thinking about honey bees, bumble bees, monarchs and assorted other insects.  Nematodes, too. And maybe a spider or two? You're in...

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on a spiked floral purple plant, Salvia indigo spires in Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on a spiked floral purple plant, Salvia indigo spires in Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on a spiked floral purple plant, Salvia indigo spires in Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black widow spider with two egg sacs. Image taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black widow spider with two egg sacs. Image taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black widow spider with two egg sacs. Image taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Learn About These Scientists' Research at UC Davis Seminar

The spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, is one of the flies that Joanna Chiu, vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's seminar on Wednesday, Feb. 26 will feature six “Faculty Flash Talks” on topics ranging from honey bees to...

The spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, is one of the flies that Joanna Chiu, vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, is one of the flies that Joanna Chiu, vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, is one of the flies that Joanna Chiu, vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, heads back to her nest at Bodega Bay. This is one of the pollinators that Rachael Vannette, assistant professor, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, heads back to her nest at Bodega Bay. This is one of the pollinators that Rachael Vannette, assistant professor, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, heads back to her nest at Bodega Bay. This is one of the pollinators that Rachael Vannette, assistant professor, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo studies the tsetse fly. (Photo by Geoffey Attardo)
UC Davis medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo studies the tsetse fly. (Photo by Geoffey Attardo)

UC Davis medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo studies the tsetse fly. (Photo by Geoffey Attardo)

Arathi Seshadri and Julia Fine of the USDA-ARS bee facility aim to improve honey bee survival and beekeeping sustainability in California and nationwide. Here a honey bee forages on a Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Arathi Seshadri and Julia Fine of the USDA-ARS bee facility aim to improve honey bee survival and beekeeping sustainability in California and nationwide. Here a honey bee forages on a Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Arathi Seshadri and Julia Fine of the USDA-ARS bee facility aim to improve honey bee survival and beekeeping sustainability in California and nationwide. Here a honey bee forages on a Spanish lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a trapdoor spider, Aptostichus sp.,one of the species that Jason Bond, Schlinger Chair in Insect Systematics, studies. (Photo by Jason Bond)
This is a trapdoor spider, Aptostichus sp.,one of the species that Jason Bond, Schlinger Chair in Insect Systematics, studies. (Photo by Jason Bond)

This is a trapdoor spider, Aptostichus sp.,one of the species that Jason Bond, Schlinger Chair in Insect Systematics, studies. (Photo by Jason Bond)

Corrie Moreau to Speak at UC Davis on 'The Evolution of Ants'

Colonies of Camponotus semitestaceus (carpenter ants) as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot. These are in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

For several weeks now, we've been watching colonies of carpenter ants in a Vacaville, Callif. park. They draw the attention of curious kids--some poke them with a stick,...

Colonies of Camponotus semitestaceus (carpenter ants) as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot. These are in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Colonies of Camponotus semitestaceus (carpenter ants) as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot. These are in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Colonies of Camponotus semitestaceus (carpenter ants) as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot. These are in a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carpenter ant activity in a Vacaville park. These are Camponotus semitestaceus, as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot,   (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Carpenter ant activity in a Vacaville park. These are Camponotus semitestaceus, as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot, (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carpenter ant activity in a Vacaville park. These are Camponotus semitestaceus, as identified by UC Davis entomologist and doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot, (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:44 PM

A Nematologist, Aquatic Entomologist and a Community Ecologist Walked Into...

The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology hosted a holiday party at the International House, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Did you hear about the nematologist, aquatic entomologist and the community ecologist who walked into the International House at the University of California,...

The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology hosted a holiday party at the International House, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology hosted a holiday party at the International House, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology hosted a holiday party at the International House, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rachel Vannette: Two National Science Foundation Grants

A digger bee, Anthophoroa bomboides, at Bodega Hay, Sonoma County. This is a solitary ground nesting bee, one of the species that collaborators Rachel Vannette, Bryan Danforth, Shawn Steffan, and Quinn McFrederick will study in their grant,

Congratulations to community ecologist Rachel Vannette of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, recipient of two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants...

A digger bee, Anthophoroa bomboides, at Bodega Hay, Sonoma County. This is a solitary ground nesting bee, one of the species that collaborators Rachel Vannette, Bryan Danforth, Shawn Steffan, and Quinn McFrederick will study in their grant,
A digger bee, Anthophoroa bomboides, at Bodega Hay, Sonoma County. This is a solitary ground nesting bee, one of the species that collaborators Rachel Vannette, Bryan Danforth, Shawn Steffan, and Quinn McFrederick will study in their grant, "The Brood Cell Microbiome of Solitary Bees: Origin, Diversity, Function, and Vulnerability.” (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophoroa bomboides, at Bodega Hay, Sonoma County. This is a solitary ground nesting bee, one of the species that collaborators Rachel Vannette, Bryan Danforth, Shawn Steffan, and Quinn McFrederick will study in their grant, "The Brood Cell Microbiome of Solitary Bees: Origin, Diversity, Function, and Vulnerability.” (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The research of UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette involves microscopic organisms in the nectar of California fuchsia, Epilobium canum. She uses nylon bags to prevent pollinator contact. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The research of UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette involves microscopic organisms in the nectar of California fuchsia, Epilobium canum. She uses nylon bags to prevent pollinator contact. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The research of UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette involves microscopic organisms in the nectar of California fuchsia, Epilobium canum. She uses nylon bags to prevent pollinator contact. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Microbial stains (fungi and bacteria) isolated from floral nectar. (Photo by Rachel Vannette)
Microbial stains (fungi and bacteria) isolated from floral nectar. (Photo by Rachel Vannette)

Microbial stains (fungi and bacteria) isolated from floral nectar. (Photo by Rachel Vannette)

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