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New findings on beetle flight may help control deadly walnut tree disease

Pencil next to a tiny beetle emphasizing the size of the beetle

New research from entomologists affiliated with the University of California, Davis, shows how environmental conditions influence the seasonal flight behavior of the walnut twig beetle, which spreads a deadly fungal disease in black walnut and other walnut trees. The research may lead to better…

Prions can trigger ‘stuck’ wine fermentations, researchers find

A chronic problem in winemaking is “stuck fermentation,” when yeast that should be busily converting grape sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide prematurely shuts down, leaving the remaining sugar to instead be consumed by bacteria that can spoil the wine. A team of researchers including UC…

UC Davis media sources offered on earthquakes and their aftermath

The following University of California, Davis, faculty are available to comment on various aspects of earthquakes and their effects. Please keep an eye out for additions to this list on our News and Information page. The source list will be listed on the right under resources for the…

California has given away rights to far more water than it has

Sprinklers watering agricultural land with a truck in the background

California has allocated five times more surface water than the state actually has, making it hard for regulators to tell whose supplies should be cut during a drought, University of California researchers reported. The scientists said California’s water-rights regulator, the State Water…

Scholars present at annual sociological association meeting

Nearly 60 faculty and students at the University of California, Davis, will attend the 109th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, with about half presenting papers or leading discussions. The meeting is being held in San Francisco at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square and the…

Media tour: Last chance for white abalone? Tour captive breeding program at Bodega Bay

Reporters are invited to visit the white abalone captive breeding program today at the University of California, Davis' Bodega Marine Laboratory. The program recently achieved the first successful captive spawning of the endangered white abalone in nearly a decade. View the facility where…

Transit of Venus viewing

Students and researchers gathering to view the transit of Venus across the Sun through a telescope outfitted with a solar filter.

$4.8 million study will fight child obesity in Central Valley

UC Davis professor Adela de la Torre, a national expert on Chicano and Latino health issues, today received a five-year, $4.8 million federal grant to discover the best ways to help Mexican-heritage children in California maintain healthy weights. The study, called "Niños Sanos, Familia Sana"…

'Virtual Haiti' demonstration

UC Davis geologists and computer scientists will demonstrate how they are using virtual reality technology at the W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in Earth Sciences (KeckCAVES) to study the effects of recent earthquakes in Haiti and Baja California.