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Plant Evolutionary Biology

Dr. Ben Blackman Department Plant & Microbial Biology University of California, BerkeleyDr. Ben Blackman describes his lab's major interests where his group tries to understand the molecular…

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Pollinator-mediated interactions in experimental arrays vary with neighbor identity

Dr. Melissa Ha Department of Biology and Ecology Yuba College Interactions between species can vary with context. Dr. Melissa Ha investigated how indirect competition and facilitation between plant…

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Insects of Bidwell Park

Dr. Don Miller Biological Sciences Department CSU, Chico Dr. Don Miller explains his findings regarding insects in Bidwell Park. Among butterflies tales, aphids anecdotes, and Jerusalem crickets…

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Diaspore Dispersal by Wasps of the Genus Vespula

Dr. Dylan Orion Burge University of California Los Angeles Dr. Burge describes how he stumbled on to an odd behavior of Vespula wasps. He collected calycanthus seeds in Northern California and…

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The Wonderful World of Lauxanioid Flies, and the Solution to a 100 Year Old Mystery

Dr. Steve Gaimari Plant Pest Diagnostics Center, California Department of Food and Agriculture Steve Gaimari is very enthusiastic about his specialty – the study of flies – and has a…

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The Wisdom of a 3.8 Billion Year Old Story

Dr. Dayna Baumeister Co-Founder, Biomimicry Guild Consulting Dr. Baumeister’s field is biomimicry – using nature’s designs to solve human problems. Accompanied by a slide show…

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The Value of Natural Reserves in Field-based Research

Dr. Don Miller Faculty, Biological Sciences Department, CSU, Chico Biological Sciences students and faculty at CSU, Chico, are fortunate to have an incredible natural laboratory in their own back…

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Merging Systematics and Ecology to Study Soil Specialization in California Jewelflowers

Dr. N. Ivalu Cacho Faculty, UC Davis How are certain plants supported only by certain soils? Are plants that are soil-specialized poorer competitors – or are they better defended? Dr. N.…

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I got your back: my movies and research on the evolution of defense and locomotion of slug and nettle caterpillar moths (Lepidoptera_ Limacodidae) 1989-present

Dr. Marc Epstein Senior Insect Biosystematist, California Department of Food & Agriculture; Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution Dr. Epstein’s job with the State of California…

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Divergent Antiherbivore Syndromes in the Tarweeds

Dr. Billy A Krimmel PERT Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona Dr. Billy Krimmel studies how plants maximize their fitness using resistance techniques by focusing…

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Chemical Aggressive Mimicry in Solitary Bee Nest Parasites: Host Range in the Southwestern US

Leslie Saul-Gershenz PhD Candidate, Department of Entomology, UC, Davis Ms. Saul-Gershenz opens her talk with the assertion that scientists should use less jargon and make their work more…

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Bring Back the Pollinators

Jessa Guisse MS, CSU, Chico The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation The importance of conserving pollinators is underscored by the fact that the value of pollinator-dependent crops in…

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