The Department of Entomology at UC Davis began as an offshoot of the Department of Entomology and Parasitology at UC Berkeley. Entomology at Davis was closely entwined with the department at Berkeley for more than 50 years before it separated and became autonomous. Much of this early record is fascinating and it demonstrates how entomology has always been an integral part of teaching, research and extension on the Davis campus—in effect the department and the campus came of age together.
The Department of Nematology was established as a bona-fide research unit at UC Davis in 1976 (though research had been going on statewide since the early 1900s). The mission of the Department of Nematology is to be a center of excellence in all aspects of nematology by conducting research, educating and extending knowledge, and applying knowledge to solve problems.
The two departments were merged to become the Department of Entomology and Nematology in 2012.
For more information, visit: http://entomology.ucdavis.edu