Content Tagged with: Department Of Entomology
There has been a lot of buzz about honeybees’ failing health because they pollinate our produce. Less well known is how critical bumblebees are for some of our favorite foods. And their numbers are also rapidly declining. A new study from the University of California, Riverside, reveals the loss of...
Taking care to stand upwind, UC Riverside students display stoic professionalism as they collect insects off a pig carcass in 90-degree heat. This scene from a class in forensic entomology could have been ripped from any TV police drama and in some ways, it was. Professor Alec Gerry said intense...
UC Riverside-led research, done on the Big Island, shows effects of mite introduction have cascaded through entire pathogen communities
UC Riverside study uses gene-editing tool to disrupt serotonin receptor linked to egg production in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
Identification of a transporter that ferries steroids into cells could bring widespread benefits for human health
National Institutes of Health award to UCR’s Naoki Yamanaka recognizes highly innovative research
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Entomologists at the University of California, Riverside have received a five-year grant of $2.44 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, to investigate the role hormones play in the female mosquito’s ability to use human blood for egg production. Vector mosquitoes need...
Insecticide exposure and declining floral diversity are jeopardizing key pollinator group
Little is known about elusive beetle species, despite role in wildflower pollination
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research award will identify best management practices to protect bees