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Male Size Advantage Drives Evolution of Sex Change in Reef Fish

March 09, 2020
Some species of fish, notably parrotfish and wrasses living on coral reefs, change their biological sex as they age, beginning life as females and later becoming functionally male. New work from the University of California, Davis, shows that this sequential hermaphroditism evolves when bigger males gain an advantage in reproductive success.

Peter Wainwright Recognized with Faculty Research Lecture Award, Academic Senate's Highest Honor

May 01, 2017
There’s a distinctly fishy feel to Peter Wainwright’s office. Books on a side table have titles like this one: Basslets, Dottybacks and Hawkfishes. Fish skeletons and skulls adorn boxes and bookshelves. A painting of tropical ocean fish hangs on the wall. Wainwright will be talking about all this and more on Tuesday, May 9, when he presents the annual Faculty Research Lecture. The lecture is the highest award presented by the faculty of the University of California, Davis, to one of their colleagues

Nine Ways UC Davis is Rescuing Oceans

June 06, 2016
World Oceans Day is June 8. It’s a day across the world to celebrate our large expanses of sea and to collaborate for a better future. And this is just what UC Davis scientists are doing. Our researchers are discovering how climate change and human garbage hurt our oceans and their flora and fauna.