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Allie Igwe: The Road to Success

UC Davis doctoral student Alexandria “Allie” Igwe has received a $138,000 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on soil microbial communities and develop novel online tools to increase interest in ecology.

The road to success is paved with soil microbial communities. And education, curiosity, determination, and collaboration. UC Davis doctoral student Alexandria...

UC Davis doctoral student Alexandria “Allie” Igwe has received a $138,000 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on soil microbial communities and develop novel online tools to increase interest in ecology.
UC Davis doctoral student Alexandria “Allie” Igwe has received a $138,000 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on soil microbial communities and develop novel online tools to increase interest in ecology.

UC Davis doctoral student Alexandria “Allie” Igwe has received a $138,000 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on soil microbial communities and develop novel online tools to increase interest in ecology.

The Bees of Bodega Head

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, returning to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There's more to Sonoma County's Bodega Head than the stunning views, crashing waves, nesting seabirds, and bursts of flora and fauna. The sand cliffs are also the...

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, returning to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, returning to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, returning to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, edges closer to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, edges closer to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, edges closer to her nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee-ant encounter: The  digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, encounters an ant, Formica transmontanis, as identified by ant specialists Phil Ward and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis. Both species nest on the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee-ant encounter: The digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, encounters an ant, Formica transmontanis, as identified by ant specialists Phil Ward and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis. Both species nest on the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee-ant encounter: The digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, encounters an ant, Formica transmontanis, as identified by ant specialists Phil Ward and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis. Both species nest on the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, excavating a nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, excavating a nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, excavating a nest on the sand cliffs of Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Four digger bees, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, appear in this image at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Four digger bees, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, appear in this image at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Four digger bees, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, appear in this image at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A view from Bodega Head. Most tourists are unaware of the digger bees that inhabit the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A view from Bodega Head. Most tourists are unaware of the digger bees that inhabit the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A view from Bodega Head. Most tourists are unaware of the digger bees that inhabit the sand cliffs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 3:01 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

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)

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 4:53 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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)

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 5:58 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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