News Content https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/article-type/news News Content for Population Biology Graduate Group en A Tradition of Terrestriality: Population Biology Ph.D. Student Victoria Morgan Journeys Among Land Crabs https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/tradition-terrestriality-population-biology-phd-student-victoria-morgan-journeys-among-land <p>In the lab of Richard Grosberg, Population Biology PhD student and CPB affiliate Victoria Morgan, studies the genetics of land crabs to understand how they adapted to living on land.  <a href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/tradition-terrestriality-population-biology-phd-student-victoria-morgan-journeys-among-land">In the summer of 2017, Morgan traveled to Christmas Island on a fieldwork expedition. </a> She was fascinated by the breadth of the island's land crab species.</p> June 05, 2019 - 9:42am Sherri Mann https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/tradition-terrestriality-population-biology-phd-student-victoria-morgan-journeys-among-land Discovering Curiosity: Uncovering the Hidden World of Plants with Jennifer Gremer https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/discovering-curiosity-uncovering-hidden-world-plants-jennifer-gremer <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/faculty">Assistant Professor Jennifer Gremer</a> showed an interest in plant life at an early age, but <a href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/discovering-curiosity-uncovering-hidden-world-plants-jennifer-gremer">her path to scientific research</a> wasn’t </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>straightforward. February 28, 2019 - 2:15pm Sherri Mann https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/discovering-curiosity-uncovering-hidden-world-plants-jennifer-gremer Sloan Fellowship Will Help New Faculty Rachael Bay Understand How Marine Animals Respond to Warming Temperatures https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/sloan-fellowship-will-help-new-faculty-rachael-bay-understand-how-marine-animals-respond <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><a href="http://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/sloan-fellowship-will-help-new-faculty-rachael-bay-understand-how-marine-animals-respond">Assistant Professor Rachael Bay</a>, Department of Evolution and Ecology and a Population Biology faculty member, learned to scuba dive far from the tropical environments conducive to coral reefs. February 27, 2019 - 10:23am Sherri Mann https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/sloan-fellowship-will-help-new-faculty-rachael-bay-understand-how-marine-animals-respond How Does a Fish Get Its Shape? Students Explore Smithsonian National Fish Collection to Find Answers https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/how-does-fish-get-its-shape-students-explore-smithsonian-national-fish-collection-find-answers <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>For the past three summers, Peter Wainwright, his graduate students and a select number of undergraduates have <a href="http://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/how-does-fish-get-its-shape-students-explore-smithsonian-national-fish-collection-find-answers">journeyed to the National </a></span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><a href="http://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/how-does-fish-get-its-shape-students-explore-smithsonian-national-fish-collection-find-answers">Museum of Natural History’s Museum Support Center,</a> located just February 27, 2019 - 9:48am Sherri Mann https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/how-does-fish-get-its-shape-students-explore-smithsonian-national-fish-collection-find-answers Seeing Between the Numbers with Population Biology Graduate Group Student Vince Buffalo https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/seeing-between-numbers-population-biology-graduate-group-student-vince-buffalo <p><a href="https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/students">Vince Buffalo,</a> a UC Davis Population Biology Graduate Group student, studies evolutionary and population genetics in the lab of Professor Graham Coop, where he’s developing <a href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/seeing-between-numbers-population-biology-graduate-group-student-vince-buffalo">statistical methods</a> that use population genomic data to detect when populations are rapidly adapting to new environments, which many organisms are currently doing as they face climate change. </p> February 27, 2019 - 9:37am Sherri Mann https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/seeing-between-numbers-population-biology-graduate-group-student-vince-buffalo How Zebra Stripes Disrupt Flies' Flight Patterns https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/how-zebra-stripes-disrupt-flies-flight-patterns-1 <p><span>University of California, Davis, Professor </span><a href="https://caes.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-professor-tim-caro-has-devoted-his-life-studying-african-wildlife">Tim Caro</a><span> and Martin How of the University of Bristol led a series of new experiments to better understand how stripes manipulate the behavior of biting flies as they attempt to come in to land on zebras.  <a href="https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/how-zebra-stripes-disrupt-flies-flight-patterns?utm_source=datelinehtml&amp;utm_medium=datelinenewsletter&amp;utm_campaign=dateline_20190226">Read the details here.</a> February 27, 2019 - 9:25am Sherri Mann https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/how-zebra-stripes-disrupt-flies-flight-patterns-1 Discovering Curiosity: Saving the White Abalone with Kristin Aquilino https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/discovering-curiosity-saving-white-abalone-kristin-aquilino <p>About 375 million years ago, the state of Iowa lay submerged beneath an ocean. Marine creatures skittered, crawled and swam through these waters. Today, scientists and researchers have a close-up view of these prehistoric animals thanks to sites like the Devonian Fossil Gorge, which is located in Iowa City and was unveiled by a flood in 1993; <a href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/discovering-curiosity-kristin-aquilino-saving-white-abalone">read here an article about Kristin Aquilino, assistant project scientist and graduate of the Population Biology Graduate Group.</a> </p> <p> </p> November 26, 2018 - 9:51am Sherri Mann https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/discovering-curiosity-saving-white-abalone-kristin-aquilino Elastic Slingshot Powers Snipefish Feeding https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/elastic-slingshot-powers-snipefish-feeding <p>The snipefish, an ocean-dwelling relative of the seahorse, has a very long, skinny snout ending in a tiny mouth. <a href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/elastic-slingshot-powers-snipefish-feeding">A recent study </a>by UC Davis graduate student Sarah Longo shows that snipefish feed with an elastic-boosted head flick at almost unprecedented speed.</p> <p>“At as little as two milliseconds, it’s among the fastest feeding events ever recorded for fish,” said Longo, now a postdoctoral researcher at Duke University.</p> October 30, 2018 - 3:14pm Sherri Mann https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/elastic-slingshot-powers-snipefish-feeding Gene Discovery Pushes Back Origins of Insect Sense of Smell https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/gene-discovery-pushes-back-origins-insect-sense-smell <p>Doctoral candidate <a href="http://sanramlab.org/people.html">Philipp Brand, Population Biology Graduate Group, </a>and his colleagues at the University of California, Davis, had just finished compiling the genome, or complete set of genetic material of the firebrat — a tiny wingless, nocturnal insect found throughout much of the world — <a href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/gene-discovery-pushes-back-origins-insect-sense-smell">when something surprised him.</a>  </p> October 30, 2018 - 2:54pm Sherri Mann https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/gene-discovery-pushes-back-origins-insect-sense-smell Summer Research on the Coast: Scholarship Supports Undergrad Emily Meyers at Bodega Marine Laboratory https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/summer-research-coast-scholarship-supports-undergrad-emily-meyers-bodega-marine-laboratory <p>Thanks to philanthropic support, senior Emily Meyers, an Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity major at UC Davis, was able to conduct <a href="https://biology.ucdavis.edu/news/summer-research-coast-scholarship-supports-undergrad-emily-meyers-bodega-marine-laboratory">research</a> for her senior thesis at the Bodega Marine Laboratory this past summer.  Emily conducts research in the lab of Professor Jay Stachowicz and she studies the biodiversity of invertebrates in seagrass beds, important environments affected by climate change.</p> September 28, 2018 - 8:31am Sherri Mann https://pbg.ucdavis.edu/news/summer-research-coast-scholarship-supports-undergrad-emily-meyers-bodega-marine-laboratory