Designed with data collection in mind, iNaturalist acts like a pocket repository for all things wildlife and will be used during the upcoming City Nature Challenge, an event held from April 26 to April 29 that encourages people to explore and record the natural world around them, from the city streets to the riparian woodlands.
Undergraduate student Natascha Varona studies coral bleaching from a microbial angle with Professor Jonathan Eisen and Visiting Professor Raquel Peixoto. On top of research, she's using her artistic talents to raise awareness about ocean health.
Assistant Professor Jennifer Gremer showed an interest in plant life at an early age, but her path to scientific research wasn’t straightforward. She dabbled in many fields related to plant sciences, from working as an interpretive ranger in Yosemite National Park to performing botanical surveys for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Vince Buffalo graduated from UC Davis with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. Today, he studies evolutionary and population genetics in the lab of Professor Graham Coop. Find out how he traded macroeconomic models for genome sequencing.
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.
Katherine Dahlhausen's microbial curiosity was inspired by a rare bacterial disease she contracted while traveling in South America. Today, she's a graduate student in Professor Jonathan Eisen's lab exploring things like koala poo, chlamydia and the microbiome.
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.