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True to the mission of the land grant universities, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources connects the power of UC research in agriculture, natural resources, nutrition and youth development with local communities to improve the lives of all Californians.

For over 100 years, our advisors, specialists, faculty and staff have been committed to:

  • Connecting Californians to their University
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UC Blogs
  • Butterfly guru Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, walks up Gates Canyon in this image, taken in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    California Dogface Butterfly: What the Fire Did

    You've probably seen California's state insect, the California dogface butterfly, on a first-class stamp, in a book, or on the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology poster. Odds are you've never seen the dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice,...

  • A new suggests that low-density stands that largely eliminate tree competition are key to creating forests resilient to stressors such as severe wildfire, drought and bark beetles. Photo by Elena Zhukova
    Just what is a ‘resilient’ forest, anyway?

    Study finds resilient, frequent-fire forests have far fewer trees What does a “resilient” forest look like in California's Sierra Nevada? A lot fewer trees than we're used to, according to a study of frequent-fire forests from the...

  • This earwig was beneath a garden sculpture in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Ode to an Earwig

    A winter pollinator garden does not buzz with bees; it crawls with earwigs, ants, roly-polys, and other insects.   Turn over a rock, a pot, or a garden sculpture and there they are. Well, there one was. An earwig looked up as we lifted a...

  • Gwen Erdosh's Instagram account; more than 22,000 fans follower her.
    Gwen Erdosh: Entomology Ambassador Extraordinaire

    If you're not big on bugs, you will be--or should be--after seeing UC Davis entomologist Gwen Erdosh's recent interview with reporter Ashley Williams on Good Day Sacramento. Erdosh, 21, an undergraduate entomology major and president of the UC...

  • An illustration from Megan Meuti's  presentation.
    Megan Meuti's Way of Tricking Mosquitoes Into Not Biting You

    You could say that entomologist Megan Meuti of The Ohio State University (OSU) messes with mosquitoes' circadian clocks. She's hoping she can trick Culex pipiens, the Northern house mosquito, into not biting us. As a recent...

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