Kassim Al-Khatib: New Director of the Weed Research and Information Center

Plant Sciences professor and Cooperative Extension specialist Kassim Al-Khatib is the new director of the Weed Research and Information Center, an interdisciplinary collaboration that fosters research in weed management and facilitates distribution of associated knowledge for the benefit of agriculture and for the preservation of natural resources. [ Kassim Al-Khatib, director of the Weed Research…

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Research and Information Centers Help California and the World

The land-grant mission of UC Davis lies deep in the roots of the Plant Sciences department. Step 1: Research The federal Hatch Act of 1887 established an Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) at each state’s land-grant college to conduct research on critical agricultural production challenges. The University of California is the state’s land-grant university, with the…

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Faculty Profile: Leslie Roche

Sustaining California’s Rangelands Leslie Roche, a new faculty member in the Department of Plant Sciences, is a Cooperative Extension specialist in rangeland management. She also has statewide responsibilities with Cooperative Extension in the UC systemwide Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The overarching theme of her program is looking at rangelands as working landscapes to…

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Restoring Back to the Future

Climate change raises an important question for restoration ecology: What’s the best way to heal the land when its future environment won’t look like its past? Valerie Eviner, UC Davis. “It’s a huge issue,” said Valerie Eviner, a restoration ecology professor in the Department of Plant Sciences. “We look at our changing climate and ask,…

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Ken Tate: 2015 Recipient of James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award

by John Stumbos Reprinted from CA&ES Currents August 2015 UC Cooperative Extension specialist and faculty member Kenneth Tate is the 2015 recipient of the James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award. The UC Davis award recognizes a distinguished career of achievement by an Academic Federation member. A secondary but important consideration is voluntary service to the…

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