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It Came Down to One Question to Determine the Championship Team

Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)

It all came down to a question about a Dutch scientist, a microscopist from the 17th century. Which team--the UC Berkeley-UC Davis team or the Washington State University team--would win? That was the white-knuckle scene at the Linnaean Games...

Protecting American Coffee, Wine and Baseball Bats

The panel gathers for a group photo following the congressional briefing. From left are Faith Oi, University of Florida; Lee Van Wychen, Weed Science Society of America; moderator Frank Zalom of UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and a past president of the Entomological Society of America; Paula Shrewsbury of the University of Maryland; Kelley Tilmon of Ohio State University; and Dave Chun, chief of staff for Rep. Tulsi Gabbert. (Photo by Chris Stelzig)

"Protecting American Coffee, Wine and Baseball Bats Through Areawide Integrated Pest Management (AIPM)" Those catchy words headlined a recent notice of a congressional briefing. What does coffee, wine and baseball bats have to do with integrated pest...

The Doctor Is In: 'Bug Me'

Bug Doctor Brendon Boudinot answers a question from Lilliana Phillips, 5, of Carmichael, as her father, William Phillips, watches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The handwritten sign at the "Bug Doctor" booth at Briggs Hall during the 104th annual UC Davis Picnic Day read "Bug Me with Questions." And attendees did. They asked questions, expressed concerns, and offered comments. Members of the UC Davis...

Matt Forister: Melissa Blue Butterfly and Colonization of Alfalfa

UC Davis alumnus Matt Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno,  will present a seminar at UC Davis on Wednesday, April 25 on his work with understanding the colonization of alfalfa by the Melissa blue butterfly.

Want to learn more about the Melissa blue butterfly and its colonization of alfalfa? UC Davis alumnus Matt Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), will return to UC Davis campus on Wednesday, April 25 to discuss...

Saving a Spider

A winter ant, Prenolepis imparis, encounters a Phidippus,  jumping spider in an almond tree on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I did not save a spider yesterday. Did not save one today, either. Well, if I had seen one.... Wednesday, March 14 was "Save a Spider Day" in the United States, according to a post by the Entomological Society of America (ESA). Darn, I missed it! ESA...

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