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.
Funders gathered today in London to officially launch the Earth BioGenome Project, a global effort to sequence the genetic code of all the planet’s eukaryotes — some 1.5 million known species, including all plants, animals, protozoa and fungi.
Four written works by College of Biological Sciences’ undergraduates were selected for inclusion in Prized Writing 2017-2018. The publication collects exemplary essays written for a UC Davis class by undergraduates.
Rachael Bay and colleagues will investigate how the Willow Flycatcher deals with rapid environmental change, with the goal of linking physiology, morphology and genomics to create a comprehensive map of the species’ adaptation.
Even after being severely damaged by blast fishing and coral mining, coral reefs can be rehabilitated over large scales. In a new study, researchers installed 11,000 small, hexagonal structures called “spiders” across 5 acres of reef in the center of Indonesia’s Coral Triangle.
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.