Lab News

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Sonja Glasser collects queens for the bumblebee demography project. Photo taken at McLaughlin Reserve by John Mola

Feb-May 2016 – A lot of updates missed as field seasons begin! Several new publications added to the Publications page.

Ross receives three grants for his studies on plant-pollinator communities and their response to serpentine soil and wildfire: Graduate Group in Ecology Research Endowment grant, Davis Botanical Society, and UC Davis Natural Reserve System grant.

John received 4th place in the graduate student poster session at the annual Bee Symposium. John receives a grant from Northern California Botanists research scholarship for work on invasive vetch and lupine pollination by bumblebees.

Jan 2016 – Neal has been awarded the title of “Chancellor’s Fellow.” This award honors the achievements of early-career faculty members at UC Davis.

Dec 2016 – John has received grants from the California Native Plant Society and the UC Natural Reserve Mathias Grant for his research on bumblebee movement ecology.

Neal awarded NSF grant with Co-PI and Lead Rachael Winfree

September 2015 – Neal and Kimiora receive a conservation innovation grant to continue work on pollinator forage habitat, “Supporting honey bees and native almond pollinators through improved forage mixes–testing of establishment methods and strategic native plant selection.”

August 2015 – Leslie receives a major Bureau of Land Management grant to “Characterize the Impacts to Desert Pollinators from Utility Scale Renewable Energy Installations.” Click HERE to read more.

May 2015 – Rei, Leslie, and Jenny all will awards at the Keeping Bees Healthy poster competition! Link

April 2015 – The Pollinator Pavilion at UC Davis Picnic Day is a huge success, thanks in large part to the efforts of Rei! See photos here. John receives a UC Natural Reserve System grant and an AMNH Roosevelt Memorial grant for his research on bumblebee foraging and dispersal.

March 2015  – Ross receives a Graduate Student Research Fellowship from RMBL to pursue his research on pollinator biodiversity effects on plant reproduction in the Colorado Rocky Mountains!

Ross at RMBL back in 2011!

Ross at RMBL back in 2011!

February 2015 – John goes to Molecular Genetics for Bumblebees workshop in Logan, Utah!

January 2015 – Project ICP Conference in Davis. Ola arrives to join the lab as a Post-Doc!

December 2014 – Katharina receives her PhD! Congrats, Katharina!! She will be working with The Xerces Society and Project ICP.

November 2014 – Leslie and Rei present at the 2014 Entomological Society of America Conference. Rei and UC Davis student debate team win (!) the ESA National Championship on the topic “Neonicotinoids are causing the death of bees essential for pollinating our food crops. The use of neonicotinoids should end”. Link

Rei and the UC Davis Student Debate Team at the Entomological Society of America Conference!

Rei and the UC Davis Student Debate Team at the Entomological Society of America Conference!

October 2014 – Ross and John join the lab through the Graduate Group in Ecology! GGE Website