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Seagrass in coral triangle grows better together

January 22, 2018

An experiment performed by UC Davis and Hasanuddin University scientists in the Indonesian Coral Triangle demonstrated one method of improving restoration outcomes. The results, published in the journal PNAS in November 2017, indicate that multiple seagrass species grown together are more successful and survive longer.

Read more at The California Aggie

It's good to be rare, for some species. Rarity can be key to survival, not just extinction.

December 06, 2017

UC Davis professors Rick Grosberg and Geerat Vermeij have studied how some key traits enable some species to be rare and may also hold the ticket to their survival.  Their perspective paper is published in the journal Ecology Letters and can help conservationists better manage both rare and common species. 

UC Davis News wrote about the paper here

Tiny Shells Indicate Big Changes to Global Carbon Cycle 

May 25, 2017

UC Davis scientists at Bodega Marine Laboratory have found that under high CO2 conditions, foraminifera had trouble building shells, repairing spines and were physiologically stressed. Without being able to properly form their shelves, their ability to neutralize acidity also lessens, making the deep ocean more acidic. The study’s other co-authors include Emily Rivest from UC Davis and Virginia Institute of Marine Science, UC Davis professors Brian Gaylord and Eric Sanford, and UC Davis associate research scientist Ann Russell.

Peter Wainwright Explores Fish Evolution and Feeding 

May 01, 2017

One of the world's leading experts in fish morphology, Peter Wainwright has begun to tie together how the 700 families of fish are related to one another and how they have evolved in their environments. His work focuses on biomechanics of how fish feed and how this has led to their ecology.