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LAURELS: Karban, Stachowicz Are New Ecological Fellows

Davis, Calif., (February 17, 2017) – UC Davis has two new fellows of the Ecological Society of America: Richard “Rick” Karban,professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, an international authority on plant communication. He states on his website: “My current research involves two main projects: volatile communication between sagebrush plants that affects resistance to herbivory, and factors that control the abundance …

Drought, Flood and Wildfire Experts List

Davis, Calif., (February 9, 2017) – Experts from the University of California, Davis, are available to media to discuss the drought and water-supply issues affecting California. Water Management And Planning – Water supplies, delivery systems and conservation Jay Lund, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis, can discuss the …

Homegrown Experts Help Restore Arboretum Waterway

Davis, Calif., (February 9, 2017) – UC Davis has a secret weapon in its mission to clean and beautify the Arboretum Waterway: homegrown expertise. An expanding group of undergraduate students — led by Randy Dahlgren, a professor and world leader in water-quality biogeochemistry — will sample the water and provide important analysis throughout the university’s multiyear effort to enhance the …

UC Davis Named Most Sustainable University in the World

Davis, Calif., (January 11, 2017) – The University of California, Davis, is the greenest university in the world, as declared today (Dec. 29) by the seventh annual GreenMetric ranking from the University of Indonesia. UC Davis held the third position in last year’s UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, and emerged No. 1 in the 2016 assessment of 516 colleges and universities …

New $9.7 Million Grant Funds Search for Wheat Yield Genes

Featured Image Credit: (Karin Higgins/UC Davis photo) – Increasing wheat yield rapidly enough to meet population growth has been a challenge for wheat breeders. An international research project, headed by plant geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky, professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis, is using new technology to identify the wheat genes that impact yield. “Grain yield is one of the most …

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