Partners in Pollination
Jacob Soule, Graduate Student in Ecology, Evolution & Behavior at the University of Texas at Austin, will explain the many strange relationships that pollination produces.
Animal pollinators help over 80% of the world’s flowering plants reproduce. The relationship between plants and their animal pollinators has produced an amazing diversity of pollination mechanisms. From minute wasps that specialize in pollinating figs to orchids that mimic female bees to deceive male bees, pollination strategies are astounding in variety.
Our Science Under the Stars speaker for this week – Jacob Soule – will be appearing on They Blinded Me With Science radio show tonight (Feb 6th, 2012) from 8:30PM-9PM on www.kvrx.org or 91.7FM. Jacob will be talking about some of the bizarre ways that animals and plants have coevolved for pollination.
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