Ecosystems & biodiversity
A quarter of fish sold at markets contain human-made debris.
Data will help researchers better understand Lake Tahoe's fragile nearshore.
Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium draws crowd to UC Davis.
Native wildflowers across the Golden State are losing diversity due to drier winters.
Some crops that generate low revenues per unit of water may actually have high environmental value.
Newly published UC Davis study questions the safety of nanomaterials.
Developing an accurate way to forecast nitrogen's effects on the climate cycle.
National Academy of Sciences selects UC Davis theoretical ecologist Alan Hastings to join academy.
$10 million in new funding to continue work on endangered Delta Smelt.
Nationwide assessment reveals communities in 15 states vulnerable to economic risk.
Extreme oxygen loss in oceans accompanied previous global climate change.
Study findings show how climatic and cultural impacts influenced the genetic makeup of maize.
The threat of lead poisoning persists for California condors, particularly for older, independent birds.
Larger reservoirs do not necessarily lead to increased storage amounts.
Scientists have identified 181 California dams that may need to increase water flows to protect native fish downstream.
New study reveals a troubling loss of genetic diversity for corn growing in Mexico.
Researchers found that DDT exposure slowed birth metabolism, lowered cold tolerance.
Wild bees and honey bees pollinate crops; pollinator conservation is important.
Snakes in a lake? Water snakes from eastern U.S. are invading California waterways
Balancing invasive species, endangered species, restoration, and urban development.
UC Davis scientists voice concerns about impact of deteriorating conditions.
Loss of large mammals impacts humans, mice, snakes, fleas, ticks, plants ...
Salmon being moved by truck and barge to sustain their populations during drought.
The world’s most widely grown spice crop comes from Central-east Mexico.
Andrew Magee, animal biology major: premier undergraduate award for work on evolution.
The most commercially important tree in the U.S. and the source of most U.S. paper products.
It’s due to blood-sucking flies, which avoid black-and-white striped surfaces.
UC Davis researcher Robert Meese is convinced the population will drop below 100,000.
An elusive sighting led researchers to a living dodo specimen at the UC Davis Arboretum.
Aquatic ecosystems can be protected when conifers are removed to restore aspen stands.
UC Davis is one of 10 nationwide sites to focus on climate change effects on farms and forests.
Wildlife analysis shows noxious scents, social groups are effective survival strategies.
UC Davis scientists Peter Moyle and Aaron Lotz share their perspectives on endangered species.
Young sturgeon may be killed by unscreened pipes that divert river water.
Student organization at UC Davis creates wildlife habitats on campus and off campus.
The relationship between cattle grazing and numbers of Yosemite toads.
Professor Peter Moyle's op-ed about the importance of the Endangered Species Act for fish.
Communication among plants in response to injury could have positive benefits to crop production.
Fences may reduce catastrophic and costly accidents between autos and wildlife.
Terroir — and microbial terroir — impact grapes and the wines they produce.
Good news for frogs and toads — the abnormalities of the 1990s are rarer, except in local hotspots.
As human life expectancy increases, so does the percentage of invasive and endangered birds and mammals.
Angela Doerr, Sarah Moffitt, and Meredith Niles are conducting research on sustainable management practices for natural or agricultural ecosystems.
Ants and bees are more related to each other than to social wasps (yellow jackets, paper wasps). This resolves a long-standing evolutionary question.
Tilapia fish readily adapt to fresh or salty water, making them both good candidates for aquaculture and potential invasive pests.
It’s a man’s world for fish in a San Francisco Bay–Delta estuary.
The Center for Watershed Sciences received a $10 million gift to build on its success as a center for problem-solving research on California's critical water issues.
What’s good for adults is not always best for the young, and vice versa. At least that is the case with song sparrows and how they experience the effects of climate change.
Mary Cadenasso, who specializes in urban ecology, is among seven current Chancellor’s Fellows. Her work explores how “land cover” affects the ecology of cities.
Plant scientist John Yoder is part of an international team using gene sequencing and transfer to break the stranglehold of parasitic plants that cause billions of dollars in crop losses each year.