Ecosystems & biodiversity

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Plastic For Dinner?

Plastic For Dinner?

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 06, 2015 04:34 PM

A quarter of fish sold at markets contain human-made debris.

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Lake Tahoe Mobile App Lets Visitors Be Citizen Scientists

Lake Tahoe Mobile App Lets Visitors Be Citizen Scientists

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 19, 2015 11:31 AM

Data will help researchers better understand Lake Tahoe's fragile nearshore.

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Knowledge Roundup

Knowledge Roundup

by John Stumbos — last modified Jul 30, 2015 03:02 PM

Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium draws crowd to UC Davis.

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Drought Tames California's Wildflowers

Drought Tames California's Wildflowers

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jun 30, 2015 10:47 AM

Native wildflowers across the Golden State are losing diversity due to drier winters.

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Farms That Help Wildlife

Farms That Help Wildlife

by By Nathaniel Seavy, John Eadie, Jeffrey Mount, Peter Moyle — last modified May 15, 2015 10:31 AM

Some crops that generate low revenues per unit of water may actually have high environmental value.

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Sunscreen Nanomaterials Harmful To Marine Life

Sunscreen Nanomaterials Harmful To Marine Life

by Kat Kerlin — last modified May 12, 2015 03:51 PM

Newly published UC Davis study questions the safety of nanomaterials.

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Nitrogen Fingerprints Point To Warmer World

Nitrogen Fingerprints Point To Warmer World

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Apr 30, 2015 03:31 PM

Developing an accurate way to forecast nitrogen's effects on the climate cycle.

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UC Davis Ecologist Elected To NAS

UC Davis Ecologist Elected To NAS

by UC Davis Dateline Staff — last modified Apr 28, 2015 03:02 PM

National Academy of Sciences selects UC Davis theoretical ecologist Alan Hastings to join academy.

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Funding A 'Refuge'

Funding A 'Refuge'

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Mar 30, 2015 11:02 AM

$10 million in new funding to continue work on endangered Delta Smelt.

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Ocean Acidification Threatens Coastal Communities

Ocean Acidification Threatens Coastal Communities

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Mar 30, 2015 11:04 AM

Nationwide assessment reveals communities in 15 states vulnerable to economic risk.

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Smothered Oceans

Smothered Oceans

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Feb 10, 2015 03:56 PM

Extreme oxygen loss in oceans accompanied previous global climate change.

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Ancient Maize Followed Two Paths Into The Southwest

Ancient Maize Followed Two Paths Into The Southwest

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 09, 2015 12:25 PM

Study findings show how climatic and cultural impacts influenced the genetic makeup of maize.

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Independent Condors Have Higher Lead Levels

Independent Condors Have Higher Lead Levels

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Dec 08, 2014 04:01 PM

The threat of lead poisoning persists for California condors, particularly for older, independent birds.

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Expanding California's Water Supply

Expanding California's Water Supply

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Nov 21, 2014 12:13 PM

Larger reservoirs do not necessarily lead to increased storage amounts.

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Identifying High-Priority Dams For Fish Survival

Identifying High-Priority Dams For Fish Survival

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 22, 2014 03:49 PM

Scientists have identified 181 California dams that may need to increase water flows to protect native fish downstream.

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Diversity of Mexican Maize Declining

Diversity of Mexican Maize Declining

by Pat Bailey — last modified Sep 03, 2014 11:09 AM

New study reveals a troubling loss of genetic diversity for corn growing in Mexico.

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Pesticide linked to slow metabolism, obesity, and diabetes

Pesticide linked to slow metabolism, obesity, and diabetes

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 19, 2014 10:31 AM

Researchers found that DDT exposure slowed birth metabolism, lowered cold tolerance.

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Champion of the alternative bee

Champion of the alternative bee

by Kathy Keatley Garvey — last modified Jul 11, 2014 09:01 AM

Wild bees and honey bees pollinate crops; pollinator conservation is important.

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Invasive water snakes: risk to native species?

Invasive water snakes: risk to native species?

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jul 08, 2014 01:45 PM

Snakes in a lake? Water snakes from eastern U.S. are invading California waterways

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Invasive vs. endangered species: Is there a balance?

Invasive vs. endangered species: Is there a balance?

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jun 27, 2014 11:36 AM

Balancing invasive species, endangered species, restoration, and urban development.

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Drought puts California species at risk

Drought puts California species at risk

by John Stumbos — last modified May 28, 2014 08:11 AM

UC Davis scientists voice concerns about impact of deteriorating conditions.

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African wildlife loss: many consequences in savannas

African wildlife loss: many consequences in savannas

by Kat Kerlin — last modified May 27, 2014 08:48 AM

Loss of large mammals impacts humans, mice, snakes, fleas, ticks, plants ...

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Swim to sea? These salmon are catching a lift

Swim to sea? These salmon are catching a lift

by Ann Filmer — last modified May 19, 2014 03:02 PM

Salmon being moved by truck and barge to sustain their populations during drought.

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Birthplace of the chili pepper identified in Mexico

Birthplace of the chili pepper identified in Mexico

by Patricia Bailey — last modified Apr 30, 2014 02:25 PM

The world’s most widely grown spice crop comes from Central-east Mexico.

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Student receives prestigious Goldwater scholarship

Student receives prestigious Goldwater scholarship

by Julia Ann Easley — last modified Apr 22, 2014 10:39 AM

Andrew Magee, animal biology major: premier undergraduate award for work on evolution.

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Loblolly pine’s immense genome conquered

Loblolly pine’s immense genome conquered

by Pat Bailey — last modified Apr 14, 2014 08:41 AM

The most commercially important tree in the U.S. and the source of most U.S. paper products.

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Scientists solve the riddle of zebra stripes

Scientists solve the riddle of zebra stripes

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Apr 22, 2014 10:54 AM

It’s due to blood-sucking flies, which avoid black-and-white striped surfaces.

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California’s Tricolored Blackbirds in steep decline

California’s Tricolored Blackbirds in steep decline

by John Stumbos — last modified Apr 03, 2014 11:40 AM

UC Davis researcher Robert Meese is convinced the population will drop below 100,000.

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Avian researchers discover long-extinct dodo species

Avian researchers discover long-extinct dodo species

by Trish Ang — last modified Apr 03, 2014 11:37 AM

An elusive sighting led researchers to a living dodo specimen at the UC Davis Arboretum.

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Impacts of conifer removal to restore aspen stands

Impacts of conifer removal to restore aspen stands

by Brad Hooker — last modified Mar 14, 2014 08:32 AM

Aquatic ecosystems can be protected when conifers are removed to restore aspen stands.

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UC Davis in nationwide hub on climate change

UC Davis in nationwide hub on climate change

by Edward Ortiz — last modified Feb 25, 2014 08:56 AM

UC Davis is one of 10 nationwide sites to focus on climate change effects on farms and forests.

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Study reveals how  animal defenses evolve

Study reveals how animal defenses evolve

by Andy Fell — last modified Feb 21, 2014 04:52 PM

Wildlife analysis shows noxious scents, social groups are effective survival strategies.

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Perspectives on endangered species

Perspectives on endangered species

by John Stumbos — last modified Feb 11, 2014 09:26 AM

UC Davis scientists Peter Moyle and Aaron Lotz share their perspectives on endangered species.

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River water diversions threaten green sturgeon

River water diversions threaten green sturgeon

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 21, 2014 09:44 AM

Young sturgeon may be killed by unscreened pipes that divert river water.

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Wild Campus students create wildlife habitats

Wild Campus students create wildlife habitats

by afilmer — last modified Mar 18, 2014 02:35 PM

Student organization at UC Davis creates wildlife habitats on campus and off campus.

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Yosemite toad undeterred by grazing cows

Yosemite toad undeterred by grazing cows

by Pamela Kan-Rice — last modified Jan 14, 2014 11:46 AM

The relationship between cattle grazing and numbers of Yosemite toads.

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Endangered Species Act sets a high standard

Endangered Species Act sets a high standard

by afilmer — last modified Jan 08, 2014 08:50 AM

Professor Peter Moyle's op-ed about the importance of the Endangered Species Act for fish.

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The secret language of plants

The secret language of plants

by afilmer — last modified Jan 07, 2014 03:07 PM

Communication among plants in response to injury could have positive benefits to crop production.

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Deer vs. traffic: Fences proposed for I-280

Deer vs. traffic: Fences proposed for I-280

by afilmer — last modified Jan 14, 2014 11:42 AM

Fences may reduce catastrophic and costly accidents between autos and wildlife.

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Sequencing study lifts veil on wine’s microbial terroir

Sequencing study lifts veil on wine’s microbial terroir

by Pat Bailey — last modified Dec 05, 2013 12:12 PM

Terroir — and microbial terroir — impact grapes and the wines they produce.

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National survey finds frog abnormalities rare

National survey finds frog abnormalities rare

by Andy Fell — last modified Dec 03, 2013 09:57 AM

Good news for frogs and toads — the abnormalities of the 1990s are rarer, except in local hotspots.

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Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species

Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species

by afilmer — last modified Oct 31, 2013 01:32 PM

As human life expectancy increases, so does the percentage of invasive and endangered birds and mammals.

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Three UC Davis students named Switzer environmental fellows

Three UC Davis students named Switzer environmental fellows

by John Stumbos — last modified Oct 29, 2013 02:07 PM

Angela Doerr, Sarah Moffitt, and Meredith Niles are conducting research on sustainable management practices for natural or agricultural ecosystems.

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Evolution: Ants more closely related to bees than to most wasps

Evolution: Ants more closely related to bees than to most wasps

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 28, 2013 11:23 AM

Ants and bees are more related to each other than to social wasps (yellow jackets, paper wasps). This resolves a long-standing evolutionary question.

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New light on how some fish adapt to saltwater

New light on how some fish adapt to saltwater

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 24, 2013 04:11 PM

Tilapia fish readily adapt to fresh or salty water, making them both good candidates for aquaculture and potential invasive pests.

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Urban fish masculinized by hormone-mimicking chemicals

Urban fish masculinized by hormone-mimicking chemicals

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 23, 2013 12:37 PM

It’s a man’s world for fish in a San Francisco Bay–Delta estuary.

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Major gift addresses California water problems

Major gift addresses California water problems

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:53 AM

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.

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Age matters for song sparrows and climate change

Age matters for song sparrows and climate change

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:58 AM

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.

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Plant sciences professor Mary Cadenasso among new Chancellor’s Fellows

Plant sciences professor Mary Cadenasso among new Chancellor’s Fellows

by John Stumbos — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:58 AM

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.

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Gene sequencing targets witchweed and other destructive parasitic plants

Gene sequencing targets witchweed and other destructive parasitic plants

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:59 AM

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.

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