Our paper on how wind and turbulence affect orchid bee visitation in fragmented tropical forests, led by former Combes Lab grad student James Crall, was just published in Biology Letters! Take a look at the paper here.
Our new paper in Science Advances, “Kinematic flexibility allows bumblebees to increase energetic efficiency when carrying heavy loads” just came out: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/6/eaay3115.
See an article about this work on the U.C. Davis news page: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/bumblebees-carry-heavy-loads-economy-mode. Congratulations to co-lead author Susie Gagliardi, and co-authors Callin Switzer and Michael Dillon!
Callin is due to start working at Amazon in Seattle this February. Congratulations, Callin!
Faisal is a first-year Electrical Engineering major with an interest in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering.