Climate Change May Outpace Deforestation as Habitat Threat in Tropics
Michael and Joelle Hurlston have pledged $1.5 million to endow a first-of-its-kind chair position.
UC Davis scientists assessed winery wastewater samples monthly and conclude that - under the right conditions - wastewater is a viable irrigation source.
A quarter of fish sold at markets contain human-made debris.
A team of UC Davis scientists describe unique opportunities to reform forest fire management.
Replenishing supply may benefit everyone in the drought-stricken Golden State.
Data will help researchers better understand Lake Tahoe's fragile nearshore.
Rich Kunde changed the way wine is made and sold in the U.S.
In 2015, the drought will cost California agriculture $1.84B and 10,100 jobs.
Alumnus improves irrigation management with novel technology.
UC Davis receives No. 2 "Cool Schools" ranking by Sierra magazine.
The work is the latest in more than a century of trail-blazing viticulture and enology science at UC Davis
Students invent award-winning sensor to assess olive oil quality.
Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium draws crowd to UC Davis.
The vilified nut has a surprisingly small carbon footprint.
Postharvest training and education at UC Davis.
Using new tools to understand the landscape.
CA&ES researchers are developing and improving technology to help manage California's scarce water resources.
CA&ES scientists work with growers to increase agricultural efficiencies.
UC Davis technology is helping transform organic waste into energy.
New technologies keep CA&ES science on the cutting edge.
Prize designed to encourage the global development of higher education institutions that focus on research and innovation in agricultural and life sciences.
Native wildflowers across the Golden State are losing diversity due to drier winters.
The Gambrinus Company has announced a $1 million gift to the brewing science program at UC Davis.
Some crops that generate low revenues per unit of water may actually have high environmental value.
Annual event to showcase variety of nitrogen research, including how field management affects cycling.
Newly published UC Davis study questions the safety of nanomaterials.
For the third year in a row, UC Davis tops global list of agriculture and forestry.
Developing an accurate way to forecast nitrogen's effects on the climate cycle.
UC Davis students and Salinas Valley employers find common ground in the World's Salad Bowl.
National Academy of Sciences selects UC Davis theoretical ecologist Alan Hastings to join academy.
Researchers measured environmental impacts, health & welfare, and egg quality.
Nutrition app idea from food science major helps UC Davis team earn grand prize.
Crickets are not all that they’re cracked up to be as an alternative, global source of protein.
Determining the amount of ozone pollution drifting into California.
$10 million in new funding to continue work on endangered Delta Smelt.
FFA & 4-H high school students from across California visit UC Davis for annual Ag and Environmental Sciences Field Day.
Dean Helene Dillard's editorial examines how UC Davis is seeking practical water solutions.
Nationwide assessment reveals communities in 15 states vulnerable to economic risk.
UC Davis projects aim to diagnose, prevent damage caused by Huanglongbing.
Extreme oxygen loss in oceans accompanied previous global climate change.
Settlement terms will further partnership opportunities for the UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program & the California Strawberry Commission.
A new discovery by UC Davis researchers is helping combat costly grape powdery mildew damage.
UC Davis program selects graduate students for international horticultural projects.
Controlling weeds could soon become more effective, affordable and sustainable for vegetable growers.
One-day symposium takes on food security, sustainability, and global health challenges.
Study findings show how climatic and cultural impacts influenced the genetic makeup of maize.
Deep ties with the area - and UC Davis - are helping one farmer take on agricultural challenges.
CalTrout makes historic commitment for endowed chair at UC Davis.
UC Davis-led African Plant Breeding Academy graduates first students; graduates aim to improve 'orphan' crops in Africa.
Even when it's safe to drink, discolored tap water isn't likely to be consumed by poor immigrant communities.
Two UC Davis alumnae, Redmond and Rivers, part of award-winning Full Belly Farm team.
The threat of lead poisoning persists for California condors, particularly for older, independent birds.
Popular undergraduate research conference hones student skills.
New funding will help researchers study the health-boosting compounds in cow’s milk.
Bixby fund supports popular courses in practical agriculture.
The bigger the challenge, the more excited Amanjot Kaur gets about figuring it out.
Larger reservoirs do not necessarily lead to increased storage amounts.
Activities prepare students for good jobs, bright future.
From its inception for alternative & organic research - to its development into a market and ecological garden - the Student Farm is all about innovation.
A common antimicrobial found in common soaps may cause liver damage and raise cancer risk.
Through internships, jobs, and research activities, many of our students receive a hands-on learning experience at UC Davis.
Strong leadership helps prepare CA&ES students to make an impact.
Fresh Focus brings campus-grown produce to students using a food pantry at UC Davis. (+ Video)
Fresh Focus brings campus-grown produce to students using a food pantry at UC Davis.
University receives honors for agricultural leadership in Afghanistan.
National award recognizes the universities' exceptional collaboration on a multistate research project.
A student team took the grand prize in the finals of the global iGEM competition today.
Team of UC Davis students that built rancid oil sensor shine during international competition.
Tips to prepare your trees for winter, wet or dry.
No-till farming may not boost crop yields according to an extensive new meta-analysis.
Scientists have identified 181 California dams that may need to increase water flows to protect native fish downstream.
Research connects growers with helpful information to improve grape, wine production.
Celebrating 50 years of global success at UC Davis.
Grant aims to build global food security and research international produce.
Agreement strengthens existing research, innovation and cultural links between the two institutions.
Health of animals consuming genetically engineered feed comparable to non-GE fed livestock.
CBS13 Sacramento covers the water-saving technologies that make sustainable wine production possible.
California's wine industry leaders are adapting to drought and consumer shifts.
The virus survives winter by reproducing in the transmitting insect.
Study: evolutionary biology must be used to overcome global agriculture challenges.
UC Davis is now offers a three-day pistachio production course.
New study reveals a troubling loss of genetic diversity for corn growing in Mexico.
Research shows environmental conditions influence behavior of walnut twig beetle.
New advertising campaign shows partnerships and agricultural achievements.
UC Davis Cooperative Extension Specialist Carlos Crisosto works with growers like Mike Thurlow and packagers to pick peaches and other stone fruits later in the season. By letting it ripen before being shipped to grocery stores, the fruit is consistently sweeter, better tasting and not mealy.
California has given away rights to far more water than it actually has.
Annual report explains how drought, climate change, and other factors are driving lake changes.
Can shorter peach and nectarine trees reduce labor costs?
Researchers found that DDT exposure slowed birth metabolism, lowered cold tolerance.
What makes mother’s milk so good?
Agreement extends over the next five years, calls for collaborative research projects.
Successful completion of plant breeding training program in Nairobi, Kenya.
Petunias come in so many vibrant varieties; it’s hard to decide which color to buy. One day soon, you might not have to choose.
"A significant number of regions in California won't have groundwater available in another generation or two if we continue business as usual." -- UC Davis scientists Thomas Harter and Helen Dahlke.
Student interns design and build edible gardens in several spots on campus; helps students who need food.
Groundwater key to state’s agricultural resilience and vulnerabilities.
Dean Helene Dillard speaks to UC Davis’ strengths in food and agriculture.
Learn more about the acclaimed breeding program at UC Davis.
Wild bees and honey bees pollinate crops; pollinator conservation is important.
Americans often undercook chicken, rarely wash hands; need for food safety education.
Snakes in a lake? Water snakes from eastern U.S. are invading California waterways
Springtime for wheat starts with a gene that "sees" light; allows for modifying flowering.
Tricolored Blackbird population has declined by 64% since 2008; endemic mostly in California.
New sustainable city in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, inspired by West Village, UC Davis.
Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have discovered the function of a gene that allows wheat to discern the length of each day and night. When they knocked out the gene, wheat flowering was delayed for more than 100 days.
Balancing invasive species, endangered species, restoration, and urban development.
Nitrogen fixation, domestication, and disease resistance are part of study.
An indication that an El Niño event could occur sooner than expected?
Students and researchers also study animals for research and education.
Grad student Mike Levy works on economics, environment, and communities.
She calls agriculture a career path that nurtures the soil and the soul.
Results of the study may reduce the burden of the increasingly devastating disease.
Drought could cost the industry $1.7 billion and loss of 14,500 jobs this year.
Animal scientist Alison Van Eenennaam honored for communications.
Resistance gene to phytophthora root rot may offer hope and maintain crop yields.
Plant sciences professor: highest campus medal for service and dedication.
Acreage cutback is precedent setting, says Professor Dan Sumner.
UC Davis scientists voice concerns about impact of deteriorating conditions.
Worksite-based health programs focus on lowering the risk of obesity and diabetes.
Loss of large mammals impacts humans, mice, snakes, fleas, ticks, plants ...
Salmon being moved by truck and barge to sustain their populations during drought.
Program helps children make healthy choices with nutrition-related problem-solving skills.
Picnic Day event helps draw attention to delight of honey and plight of bees.
UC forum on agriculture and natural resources, for industry leaders and policymakers.
Animal scientist Alison Van Eenennaam: scientific, legal, and economic ramifications of food labeling.
Pam Ronald and Michael Pollan share opposing views on genetically modified organisms.
Olive Center director Dan Flynn helps dispel misconceptions at international competition.
UC researchers push back against food companies on high amounts of sugar consumption.
Geneticist Juan Medrano to examine genetics impacting coffee flavor and mouthfeel.
Anaerobic digester uses bacterial microbes; convert food, yard waste into clean energy. Video.
The world’s most widely grown spice crop comes from Central-east Mexico.
Pressure chambers that measure plant water stress are part of the interactive website.
Executives learn about technological advances to address key winemaking issues.
Andrew Magee, animal biology major: premier undergraduate award for work on evolution.
Floodplain research project mimics natural systems for more efficient water use.
Experts available to the media: drought and water-supply issues in California.
The most commercially important tree in the U.S. and the source of most U.S. paper products.
Professor Mark Lubell describes weather’s role in building support for water projects.
She reflects on UC Davis and how her experiences here impact her career goals.
Plants have built-in systems for fighting off disease-causing microbes.
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.
Environmental impacts, food safety, and health concerns identified in egg debate.
Research conference initiates inquiry on topics ranging from genetics to sensory perception.
UC Davis researchers report on increased shipments to foreign destinations
UC Davis soil ecologist Ed Lewis conducts field trials on new “green” fertilizer.
New rules bring nation’s fuel supply in line with California’s cleaner standards.
Researchers examine molecules in cow's milk to protect children from intestinal diseases.
Lack of Nevada hay has far-reaching consequences for ranchers.
Aquatic ecosystems can be protected when conifers are removed to restore aspen stands.
Lack of soil moisture makes trees more susceptible to diseases, insects, and wildfire.
Dr. Liz Applegate works with Nugget Markets to create a food and fitness program.
To conserve water, turn off irrigation sprinklers after rainfall when soil is wet.
Breeding canines for physical features has led to genetically caused problems.
A $4 million research project in Ethiopia will improve the genetic diversity of chickpea varieties.
Professor Peter Moyle makes a case for saving salmon and other native fish.
UC Davis again ranks No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry.
Prof. Dan Sumner and alumnus Bill Chandler discuss impact in San Joaquin Valley
Elana Peach-Fine receives USAID award for work with Horticulture CRSP program.
Drought will have a multi-year impact on Calif. fruit trees; Ken Schackel, Dept. of Plant Sciences.
UC Davis is one of 10 nationwide sites to focus on climate change effects on farms and forests.
Asian citrus psyllid being studied at UC Davis Research Containment Facility.
Wildlife analysis shows noxious scents, social groups are effective survival strategies.
Prof. Dan Sumner weighs in on the potential drought impacts.
Liz Applegate tells what happens when you eat and run – it’s not a good mix.
Food safety expert Christine Bruhn says gloves don’t substitute for hand-washing.
UC Davis research finds dark chocolate may lower risk of heart disease.
Drought could lead to soaring unemployment in Central Valley farming communities.
UC Davis scientists Peter Moyle and Aaron Lotz share their perspectives on endangered species.
Photos depicting women around the world in various roles related to food.
UC Cooperative Extension expert Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr weighs in on the Paleo diet.
The weather isn't to blame for bears staying awake during winter.
Avocado promotions create a significant return on investments; Sexton and Carman.
Our scientists are engaged in wide-ranging efforts to address California’s severe drought. This work is helping the state’s fruit and vegetable farmers stretch limited water supplies, rangeland cattle ranchers in need of management information, and urban dwellers seeking water-saving landscape ideas. Other scientists are monitoring the impact of the critical water shortage on our environment. Here are some examples of what we’re doing to make every drop count.
Ranchers will be immediately impacted by severe drought, and most face lack of forage.
Award for research on human drug metabolism, transport, and development.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences welcomes a new dean.
Of all UC campuses, only Davis made the top 10; UI GreenMetric World University Ranking.
Genome sequencing finds the 'heat' in hot peppers, the world's biggest spice crop.
Consortium will sequence 100 crops to improve nutrition of African farm families.
Athletic nutrition expert Liz Applegate is among UC Davis experts for Winter Olympics.
Young sturgeon may be killed by unscreened pipes that divert river water.
New book by Charlotte Biltekoff focuses on the cultural politics of food and health.
Wheat geneticist receives major international prize as outstanding scientist.
An overview of dry bean production in California, including the nutrition of beans.
The implications of the reform proposals for California agriculture.
Prof. Frank Mitloehner is clearing the air on the real amount of livestock emissions.
Student organization at UC Davis creates wildlife habitats on campus and off campus.
The relationship between cattle grazing and numbers of Yosemite toads.
Proposed law could ban production of genetically modified organisms on the big island of Hawaii
Customized badges and skill qualifications allow students to develop hands-on professional skills.
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.
Charlie Bamforth and Kyria Boundy-Mills talk about the importance of yeast in beer brewing.
Wine display is one part of wider look at the evolution of American food.
Work may lead to better control of drosophila, an international fruit pest.
Program in Kenya will support 600 million smallholder farmers and their families.
The Central Valley Scholars Program supports students who attend UC Davis.
Assumptions about genetics of two malaria mosquito subgroups are false.
Terroir — and microbial terroir — impact grapes and the wines they produce.
The monetary benefits of screening wine-producing grapevines and rootstocks for viruses far outweigh the costs.
Plant biologist Roger Beachy named founding director of the World Food Center at UC Davis.
Good news for frogs and toads — the abnormalities of the 1990s are rarer, except in local hotspots.
A new program that will identify genes for breeding chickens that tolerate hot climates and resist infectious diseases has been launched at UC Davis.
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.
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.
The tiny bit of DNA outside the cell nucleus has a large effect on metabolism. This may impact future treatments for inherited diseases in humans.
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.
An international effort is in progress to sequence a wheat ancestor’s genome, to better understand the genetics of bread wheat.
Treatment for citrus greening disease may result from DNA sequencing technology.
UC Davis will lead a consortium focused on addressing and preparing for climate change.
It’s a man’s world for fish in a San Francisco Bay–Delta estuary.
Researchers are decoding the mysteries of mother’s milk, discovering a wealth of information about how best to feed and protect the human body, lessons that will enhance health not just for infants but for us all.
Grad students answer the question, “What did you do this summer?” with stories of working abroad on agricultural development projects.
The California legislature honored UC Davis’ top ranking in agricultural teaching and research with a unanimous resolution.
Team Henlight — three people with a vision for boosting chicken production and global food security — won first place at the international Thought for Food Challenge Summit.
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.
UC Davis researchers have developed chemical fingerprints for 60 American whiskeys.
Natural history museums at UC Davis are expanding society’s knowledge about the animals, insects and plants that inhabit our world.
Methyl bromide, a soil fumigant, is about to be phased out. UC researchers are helping growers find methyl bromide alternatives for western crops.
Plan now to learn the fundamentals of fruit-and-nut biology from the experts. The waiting list is starting for the 2015 Pomology Short Course.
Don’t toss your saltshaker out just yet. A new study suggests that concern about the amount of salt you consume may be misplaced.
A new gene that will equip wheat plants to resist the deadly stem rust disease has been discovered by an international team including Jan Dvorak, Karin Deal, and Mingcheng Luo.
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.
Formula-fed infants experience metabolic stress that could make them more susceptible than breast-fed infants to a wide range of health issues such as obesity, diabetes, liver problems and cardiovascular disease, according to new research at the University of California, Davis.
Livestock grazing, public recreation, and clean water are compatible goals on national forest lands.
A team of researchers from UC Davis and Kansas State University has identified a gene that enables resistance to stem rust, a wheat disease that threatens global food security.
Residents of the Eastern Coachella Valley in Riverside County live every day with elevated environmental hazards in their air and water, according to a new UC Davis study.
It’s not just our imagination: We really do eat differently when we’re stressed. Nutritionists at UC Davis are shedding light on the important link between stress, our brain and body weight, discoveries that could help society fight obesity and improve our individual efforts to lose weight and keep it off.
Supporters and wine industry leaders gathered at UC Davis to celebrate the opening of the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building.
A remote-controlled helicopter, fitted with a spray applicator system, was field tested over a vineyard in the heart of the famed Napa Valley by UC Davis engineers.
Salmon and other native freshwater fish in California will likely become extinct within the next century due to climate change if current trends continue.
Nematode-resistant wheat can be a trap crop to reduce parasitic root-knot nematode numbers that damage the next rotation crop.
Physiology and behavior variations in complex organisms are due to more than genetic variations.
Fourth-generation dairyman lauded for his practices that support agricultural sustainability.
People who work on fresh produce quality, safety and marketability will find answers to the complicated questions they face during the 35th annual Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops Short Course at UC Davis June 17–28.
Senior agribusiness executives from China will gather in June in Shanghai for an innovative business leaders' symposium coordinated by UC Davis.
A UC Davis team is developing a groundwater management tool for better streamflow conditions for salmon and steelhead in northern California's Scott River Valley.
The University of California, Davis, is No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in the area of agriculture and forestry, according to QS World University Rankings.
In an era of climate instability, the southwestern U.S. faces many environmental and agricultural challenges, which are addressed in a new book.
David Dallas, who recently completed his Ph.D. in nutritional biology, has been awarded the John E. Kinsella Memorial Prize for his outstanding research on human breast milk protein digestion.
Crude oil toxicity continued to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species for at least more than a year after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to new findings from a research team that includes a University of California, Davis, scientist.
A team of researchers, led by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist, has identified a lettuce gene and related enzyme that put the brakes on germination during hot weather — a discovery that could lead to lettuces that can sprout year-round, even at high temperatures.
Changes in agricultural practices could reduce soil emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide and the atmospheric pollutant nitric oxide, according to a new study by scientists at the University of California, Davis.
Can you determine the purity of your extra virgin olive oil by whether solidifies in the fridge? No, according to new research from the UC Davis Olive Center.
Ann Evans, a leader in California’s sustainable food movement, recently told a group of Aggie Ambassadors—student leaders in the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences—to follow their passion to find a fulfilling career.
What’s the best way to manage changing regulations? How can I capitalize on consumer trends? A new agribusiness workshop will help decision-makers with those questions and more.
Two graduate students from the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology received 2012 Graduate Fellowship Awards from the Robert Mondavi Industry Partnership Program to support their important work with citrus disease and food safety.
Students invent award-winning sensor to assess olive oil quality.