U.S. and German Plant Scientists Explore International Partnership

Daniel Potter and Astrid Volder, professors in the Dept. of Plant Sciences, are working with international colleagues to explore an international partnership in plant sciences. CEPLAS – Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences – a consortium of plant sciences researchers from several German institutions, recently initiated discussions with plant sciences programs at several U.S. universities…

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Trevor Suslow: Education Award for Salinas Valley Agriculture

Trevor V. Suslow, Cooperative Extension specialist, Department of Plant Sciences, and director of the Postharvest Center, recently received the 2017 Valley of the World Education Award given by the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. The center established its Valley of the World Awards to honor key figures in the Salinas Valley agricultural industry. “In the…

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Andrew Latimer and Astrid Volder: Faculty Leaders in Training

Plant Sciences professors Andrew Latimer and Astrid Volder are two of the six faculty members in the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences selected for the Faculty Leadership Academy, through Academic Affairs. Human ecology professors Amanda Guyer, Jonathan London and Michael Rios, as well as nutrition professor Fawaz George Haj and plant sciences…

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Plant and Environmental Sciences Doubles Up on Green Certifications

Quick Summary The Plant and Environmental Sciences building at UC Davis earns LEED gold for operations and maintenance The first-ever BREEAM certification for in-use academic building in United States The goal with BREEAM ‘is to build sustainable practices into our operations across campus’ UC Davis’ Green Building Team has news to shout from the rooftop…

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Charlie Brummer Elected Fellow of AAAS – Section on Agriculture, Food and Renewable Resources

Charlie Brummer is one of two UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences faculty elected into the 2017 class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Brummer in the Section on Agriculture, Food and Renewable Resources. The other Plant Sciences recipient is Roger Chetelat. Fifteen from UC Davis were elected this…

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Paul Gepts: International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food

Plant sciences professor Paul Gepts, who leads the UC Davis bean breeding program, has been selected as “distinguished scientist” for the 2017 Agropolis Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food. The prize is given once every two years to recognize individuals for exemplary and promising contributions promoting innovative research, development and/or capacity building…

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