The secret language of flowers | Heather Whitney | TEDxSalford

07/04/2012 22:15:15

Dr Heather Whitney is a molecular biologist by training, but now uses ideas from across the scientific spectrum from optical physics to beekeeping to study plant-animal interactions. As both a researcher and speaker, she hopes to show that plants are much more sneaky than is usually suspected -- they have to do everything that animals do from finding a mate to coping with predators but manage it without moving. Heather and her work have been featured on Radio 4′s Material World and The Naked Scientist.

As a scientist, Heather has won awards for her research and has recently been awarded a L'Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland for Women Award in Science Fellowship. She spent several years as a researcher at the University of Cambridge before moving to the University of Bristol.

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raw150

how do bees know which flowers contain nectar?

19/03/2016
Micael Carestiato

I didn't know these differences between tipes of cells, it's quite curious. Nature each time amazes us.

15/03/2016
Chyna Barnes

this was very interesting

14/11/2015
PositiveFlowersConnection

thank you :

09/08/2014
Alhan Fahmy

Sorry darwin you have got no chance in the 21st Century Science. Those Electron Microscopes reveal the intricate details even in the flowers.. No chance for a brainless flower to be so complicated. goodbye evolution forever.

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