By Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis Certain species of floral bacteria can enhance pollen germination, according to a study published today from the University of California, Davis, in the journal Current Biology. “This is the first paper documenting stimulation of pollen germination by non-plants,” said first author Shawn Christensen, a doctoral candidate in associate professor Rachel Vannette’s laboratory in the […]
By Kathleen Wong, UC Natural Reserve System Alexander Glazer, an award-winning molecular biologist whose concern for the environment led him to serve as director of the University of California Natural Reserve System, has died at 86. His daughter Judy confirmed his death on July 18, in his Orinda home. Glazer was an unlikely candidate to […]
On the trail of the white-tailed kite at San Joaquin Marsh Reserve.
Herpetologist David Wake, who warned the world about amphibian declines, died April 29, 2021.
By Guy Lasnier, UC Santa Cruz Boulders the size of vehicles and decades-old redwoods were ripped from the banks of the Big Creek drainage when an atmospheric river inundated the Landels-Hill Big Creek Natural Reserve on the Big Sur coast in late January. More than 14 inches fell in two bouts in a 50-hour period between […]
By Tim Stephens, UC Santa Cruz A new virtual tour of Younger Lagoon Reserve allows visitors to learn about the unique ecology and programs at the reserve from the comfort of their homes. Younger Lagoon Reserve is a 72-acre natural reserve located on the UC Santa Cruz Coastal Science Campus. The reserve is part of the UC Natural Reserve […]
Glen Sproul, UC Los Angeles Antony Orme, professor emeritus of geography who served as dean of the social sciences division at UC Los Angeles, died May 30, 2020 of cancer after almost a half century of service to the University. He was 83 years old. Orme was a dedicated geomorphologist, whose research focused on a variety […]
California is home to more species of plants and animals than any other state, accounting for roughly a third of all species found in the nation. But intensive agriculture, resource extraction, habitat loss, invasive species, dwindling water supplies, and a changing climate pose imminent threats to these natural riches. With this in mind, the UC […]