Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sociolgy and Entomology: An In-Studio Cross Pollination Session

Today we speak with Katharine Ullman from the Entomology department about her work with honeybees and pollinators in Yolo COunty. We then speak with Bruce Haynes from the Sociology department. Prof Haynes is a specialist in race and ethnicity, whose most recent work is called "The Ghetto: Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies"

Info on honey bee swarms: http://beebiology.ucdavis.edu/HONEYBEES/swarms.html
    Info on collective decision making in honey bees: http://ucanr.org/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=6634
    Info on how honey bees and humans are similar: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v443/n7114/pdf/443893a.pdf
    you can also look at research conducted by Brian Johnson (UC Davis    Entomology) who studies honey bee behavior and evolution http://johnsonlabucdavis.wordpress.com/    and the work of Gene Robinson (U. Illinois) http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/feature/from-society-to-genes-with-the-honey-bee/1
    Info on native bees can be found at http://www.xerces.org    or look at the Williams Lab website here: http://polleneaters.wordpress.com/   

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