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Searching the California Floristic Province for Trapdoor Spiders

A trapdoor spider, Aptostichus sp., one of the species that Jason Bond studies. (Photo by Jason Bond)

A UC Davis scientist has just received a federal grant to study trapdoor spiders in California, with opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in the research....

A trapdoor spider, Aptostichus sp., one of the species that Jason Bond studies. (Photo by Jason Bond)
A trapdoor spider, Aptostichus sp., one of the species that Jason Bond studies. (Photo by Jason Bond)

A trapdoor spider, Aptostichus sp., one of the species that Jason Bond studies. (Photo by Jason Bond)

A Troubling Question: Why Are the Monarchs Declining in the West?

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

The question is troubling: What's going on with the monarch butterfly population in the West? The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation reported this week that its...

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

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

A monarch sipping nectar from its host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch sipping nectar from its host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch sipping nectar from its host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cambridge Scientist to Speak on Plant-Nematode Parasitism

This is an adult Caenorhabditis elegans, one of the nematodes that Sebastian Eves-van den Akker studies. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

When you think about global food security, you may not immediately think of plant-parasitic nematodes. But you should. They are a major threat to global food security, says...

This is an adult Caenorhabditis elegans, one of the nematodes that Sebastian Eves-van den Akker studies. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
This is an adult Caenorhabditis elegans, one of the nematodes that Sebastian Eves-van den Akker studies. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

This is an adult Caenorhabditis elegans, one of the nematodes that Sebastian Eves-van den Akker studies. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

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

Congrats to Antoine Abrieux, Innovator Fellow Award

This is the tiny insect--a fruit fly known as the spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) that Antoine Abrieuz studies in the Joanna Chiu lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Congrats to postdoctoral researcher Antoine Abrieux of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California, Davis! Abrieux, an international scholar...

This is the tiny insect--a fruit fly known as the spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) that Antoine Abrieuz studies in the Joanna Chiu lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the tiny insect--a fruit fly known as the spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) that Antoine Abrieuz studies in the Joanna Chiu lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the tiny insect--a fruit fly known as the spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) that Antoine Abrieuz studies in the Joanna Chiu lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Postdoctoral researcher Antoine Abrieux of the Joanna Chiu lab is also a talented photographer and enjoys capturing images of insects, such as this lady beetle (ladybug) in flight. (Photo by Antoine Abrieux)
Postdoctoral researcher Antoine Abrieux of the Joanna Chiu lab is also a talented photographer and enjoys capturing images of insects, such as this lady beetle (ladybug) in flight. (Photo by Antoine Abrieux)

Postdoctoral researcher Antoine Abrieux of the Joanna Chiu lab is also a talented photographer and enjoys capturing images of insects, such as this lady beetle (ladybug) in flight. (Photo by Antoine Abrieux)

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