Scientists have successfully sequenced the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes, completing the first major milestone of a five-year project to develop the tools necessary to study these forests’ genomic diversity.
For the past three summers, Professor Peter Wainwright and students have journeyed to the National Museum of Natural History’s Museum Support Center to collect data from preserved specimens in the National Fish Collection. In total, they've generated a dataset on 6,000 species and 16,000 individual specimens.
Determining how the planet’s plants will respond to changing environments is a monumental task, but thanks to a grant from the NSF, Assistant Professor Jennifer Gremer and colleagues will investigate how environmental factors influence the germination of California wildflowers.
Since joining the UC Davis faculty in 2004, Eric Sanford has worked closely with shellfish industry businesses to promote sustainable aquaculture for ecologically and economically important coastal species.
In an article appearing in Frontiers for Young Minds, students of Professor Jonathan Eisen, Department of Evolution and Ecology, recount three tales of microbial symbiosis using superheroes from the animal kingdom.