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To save the birds, look to the fish

Western grebe eating a fish

Birds that dive for fish while wintering in the Salish Sea, located between British Columbia and Washington, are more likely to be in decline than nondiving birds with less specialized diets, according to a study led by the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California,…

Engineers develop breath-test device for dolphin health

Dolphin in water

More than just "fish breath": Engineers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new device for collecting dolphin breath for analysis, which could make it easier to check the marine animals' health and be used in studying dolphin biology and medicine as well as in wildlife…

After the crash: Butterflies rely on connections amid changing climate

Butterfly on rock

Butterflies in Canadian mountain meadows rebounded after a severe population crash. Why? It’s all about connections, found a study by the University of California, Davis, in collaboration with Western University in Ontario, Canada, and other North American institutions. The alpine butterfly…

Interdisciplinary Institute for Social Sciences to tap new potential of researchers

The new Institute for Social Sciences at the University of California, Davis, will promote interdisciplinary research in the social sciences to address challenges within a rapidly changing society. UC Davis announced creation of the institute and appointment of a UC Davis professor as director…