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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New Insight Into Unique Plant Chemical Could Inform Future Drug Development

Researchers, including Daniel Kliebenstein in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis, and researchers at the University of Copenhagen, have unearthed new insight into a plant compound that could be used to help develop improved herbicides and treatments for human disease. Their study, published in the journal eLife, addresses the question of how natural…

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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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Gene Discovery May Halt Worldwide Wheat Epidemic: Gene Can Help Fend off Devastating Strain of Stem Rust

Summary Stem rust can destroy large percentage of world’s second most important grain New stem rust strain is spreading throughout Africa and threatens Asia’s bread basket Identification of effective resistance genes are critical to mitigate stem-rust threat University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of…

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