Wildlife, fish and conservation biology

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Small department, big impact

Small department, big impact

by Robin DeRieux — last modified Jul 08, 2016 05:17 PM

Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology ranked #1

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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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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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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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Survey says ‘California’s blackbird’ in sharp decline

Survey says ‘California’s blackbird’ in sharp decline

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jul 03, 2014 02:05 PM

Tricolored Blackbird population has declined by 64% since 2008; endemic mostly in California.

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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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Brown Pelican breeding rates dismal in California

Brown Pelican breeding rates dismal in California

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jun 11, 2014 04:20 PM

An indication that an El Niño event could occur sooner than expected?

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Charles Hess to receive 2014 UC Davis Medal

Charles Hess to receive 2014 UC Davis Medal

by Pat Bailey — last modified May 30, 2014 08:44 AM

Plant sciences professor: highest campus medal for service and dedication.

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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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Finding common ground for farms and fish

Finding common ground for farms and fish

by John Stumbos — last modified Apr 21, 2014 11:14 AM

Floodplain research project mimics natural systems for more efficient water use.

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Sources on California's drought: UC Davis experts

Sources on California's drought: UC Davis experts

by Pat Bailey, Kat Kerlin — last modified Jun 18, 2015 11:52 AM

Experts available to the media: drought and water-supply issues in California.

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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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A timely strategy for salmon survival

A timely strategy for salmon survival

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 04, 2014 10:26 AM

Professor Peter Moyle makes a case for saving salmon and other native fish.

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UC Davis No. 1 globally: Agriculture and forestry

UC Davis No. 1 globally: Agriculture and forestry

by Pat Bailey and Ann Filmer — last modified Mar 03, 2014 09:21 AM

UC Davis again ranks No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry.

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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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Bad bear behavior not due to California drought

Bad bear behavior not due to California drought

by Jeannette Warnert — last modified Feb 04, 2014 09:18 AM

The weather isn't to blame for bears staying awake during winter.

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New dean Helene Dillard begins Jan. 27 at UC Davis

New dean Helene Dillard begins Jan. 27 at UC Davis

by John Stumbos and Ann Filmer — last modified Jan 27, 2014 09:25 AM

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences welcomes a new dean.

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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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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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Helene Dillard named dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Helene Dillard named dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

by Pat Bailey — last modified Nov 21, 2013 12:06 PM

Plant disease expert Helene Dillard, who is associate dean and head of Cooperative Extension at Cornell University, has been named the new dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis, and will begin at UC Davis in late January 2014.

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For fish and rice to thrive in Yolo Bypass, ‘just add water’

For fish and rice to thrive in Yolo Bypass, ‘just add water’

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Nov 04, 2013 08:45 AM

Rice fields in California’s Yolo Bypass provide a bug buffet for juvenile salmon on their journey to the sea, resulting in fat and fast-growing salmon.

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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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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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Legislative resolution lauds UC Davis for top ranking in agriculture

Legislative resolution lauds UC Davis for top ranking in agriculture

by Pat Bailey — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:52 AM

The California legislature honored UC Davis’ top ranking in agricultural teaching and research with a unanimous resolution.

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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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Natural history museums grow our knowledge

Natural history museums grow our knowledge

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:55 AM

Natural history museums at UC Davis are expanding society’s knowledge about the animals, insects and plants that inhabit our world.

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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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