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From the Davis Enterprise | June 26, 2015


Clyde Elmore's nature photos to show at Buehler Alumni Center

Photojournalist Clyde Elmore will host a photographic exhibit from Monday, July 6, through Aug. 28 at the Buehler Alumni Center, off Mrak Hall Drive on the UC Davis campus. This will be the seventh annual exhibit of wildlife and landscape images. He will show animals and landscapes from Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania, as well as North America, including Alaska.

The theme of the exhibit is “In the Wild,” although five of the 24 images are of managed animals such as the critically endangered Amur Leopard from northeastern China and southeastern Siberia (only 300 remaining) and gray wolfs.

A reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m.  Friday, July 10, in the center's library.
As a young boy growing up on a farm outside Alva, Okla., Elmore spent a lot of time working with cattle, sheep and pigs, never thinking about art and photography. After completing bachelor's and master's degrees in agronomy at Oklahoma State University, he left Oklahoma to complete a doctorate degree as an agricultural botanist at UC Davis.

His specialty at UCD was working with weed management in horticultural crops throughout California. He conducted experiments on plant interactions and plant management and always took photographs (slides) of research to use in presentations and teaching. Many of his images were used in UC publications, text books, and various commercial publications such as Sunset books and magazines and Ortho Gardening books.

Before his retirement from UC, Elmore rekindled his interest in wild animals. He began with a safari in Tanzania, and was fascinated with the animals and scenery—it became his new passion. He returned to Africa (Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe) multiple times.

Elmore has photographed in Brazil and Argentina in South America and India. In North America he spends much of his photographic time in the northern states and parks of the United States, Canada and, of course, Alaska.

As Elmore looks about his office, he sees images of bison from Yellowstone National Park, African leopard from Tanzania, American badger from Colorado, zebra from Kenya and silver fox from Montana. He has developed wildlife and landscape images as mounted and framed prints.

Elmore has had individual and joint shows at several galleries, fairs or at businesses. Prints have been sold through shows and exhibits. He also has a complete line of animal and landscape greeting cards.


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Red Fox pups photo taken by Clyde Elmore (UC Weed Science Specialist emeritus)
Red Fox pups photo taken by Clyde Elmore (UC Weed Science Specialist emeritus)

Red Fox pups photo taken by Clyde Elmore (UC Weed Science Specialist emeritus)

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7:30 AM
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JOB OPENING :: Aquatic Pest Control Assistant Program Manager

We received this today (5/27/2015). The final filing date is 5/28/2015>
**See attachment for more information.**


From: Vierra, Joyce@Parks
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2015 11:40 AM
To: Parks All Parks Employees
Subject: Aquatic Pest Control Assistant Program Manager, Dept. of Boating and Waterways

Good Morning:

The following Departmental examination announcement has been released:

Exam Title: Aquatic Pest Control Assistant Program Manager, CA Department of Boating and Waterways
Exam Code: 5PR09
Filing Period: May 14, 2015 – May 28, 2015
Contact: Joyce Vierra


For additional information, please see the attachment above. Copies of the announcement are also available in Personnel Services, Room 1018, in the Resources Building.

Note: Please include the exam code above on your application if you are interested in applying. Thank you!


Joyce Vierra
Associate Personnel Analyst (RA)
1416   9th Street – Room 1018
Sacramento, CA  95814


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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:08 PM
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UCCE Advisor Sonia Rios receives Dean's Medalist award at CSU Fresno commencement

Sonia Rios, a recently hired UC Cooperative Extension Subtropical Horticulture Advisor in Riverside and San Diego Counties was honored with a Dean's Graduate Medalist award from Fresno State University.  Annually, the dean of each college at CSUF presents one Dean's Graduate Medalist award and Sonia was the 2015 recipient from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.

Sonia was advised by Dr. Anil Shrestha at CSUF (who also was honored this year by the University) and her graduate research focused on glyphosate-resistant weeds.  Over the past few years, she worked closely with a number of weed scientists at CSUF, UCCE, and UC Davis as well as the members of the pest control industry in the San Joaquin Valley in her position as a CSUF graduate student and weed research associate in Tulare County.

Congratulations Sonia!


See below for the announcement of the awardees (or access directly from CSUF at http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/commencement/honorees-awards.html )

College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Sonia Inez Rios of Wasco, completed an M.S. in Plant Science with a 3.79 GPA. Having struggled in her undergraduate program due to a variety of personal situations, she persevered and has amassed an impressive list of academic, professional, and volunteer accomplishments. She balanced her graduate studies while working almost full-time as a staff research associate with the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). As a graduate student, she was the first-author on 11 oral and eight research poster presentations and was a co-author in three peer-reviewed journal papers. Her thesis research on Palmer Amaranth was so paramount that she was interviewed on a radio program and gave talks at professional venues. She won a highly competitive international travel grant to present her work at the Weed Science Society of America's annual conference in Vancouver, Canada, and numerous other scholarships. She was selected as a United States Department of Agriculture Graduate Fellow in 2014 and was a recipient of the University of California's Milton D. And Mary M. Miller Plant Science Award and the Bill and Jane Fischer Vegetation Management Award. She is a subtropical horticulture farm adviser with UCCE serving Southern California.

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:44 PM
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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT :: Benefits of Hedgerows in Vineyards

Benefits of Hedgerows in Vineyards Workshop

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 8:45 am-12:30 pm
UC Oakville Experimental Station
1380 Oakville Grade Road
Oakville, CA

To register, click HERE.

This workshop will focus on the benefits of hedgerows of native California plants in agricultural landscapes as well as establishment practices for field edge plantings and plant selection.

This is a free event but registration is required as space is limited.

CE units available.

Questions?  contact Elise Gornish at egornish@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-6314.


Elise S. Gornish
UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in Restoration Ecology

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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 8:12 AM
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Plant science professor Shrestha receives top honors

Congratulations to Dr. Anil Shrestha, Professor of Plant Science at California State University, Fresno, who received not one but TWO awards:

  • 2015 Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching—the highest faculty honor at Fresno State
  • 2014-2015 Outstanding Advisor Award

From the Fresno State News website… 
Dr. Anil Shrestha (Plant Science) has been at Fresno State since 2008. A teacher who appreciates the value of hands-on learning, he engages and attracts students to agriculture, then retains them with humor and encouragement. His passion for student's experiences extends outside the classroom and into the lives of his students. He encourages all his students to take advantage of workshops, writing labs and programs on campus. He also helps students apply for scholarships and internships.

Photo courtesy of G.Thurner, Jordan College of Ag. Sciences & Technology Communications Specialist
“Previous to Anil coming to Fresno State, the college [Fresno State] was rarely represented at the California Weed Science Society or other professional weed science societies. Anil has both his undergraduate and graduate students give presentations at professional societies in California and at national weed science societies. Currently Fresno State students are winning or represented at many of the student contests in both the oral and poster contests in weed science” says Steve Wright, UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor in Tulare-Kings counties.

Shrestha has contributed two chapters to the book “Principles of Weed Control in California,” which is used as a textbook in most California educational institutions offering a course in weed science.

“His talent for both inspiring and involving his students in his research is to be commended” says Wright.


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Award ceremony
Award ceremony

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:08 PM
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