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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how do bees know which flowers contain nectar?
I didn't know these differences between tipes of cells, it's quite curious. Nature each time amazes us.15/03/2016
this was very interesting14/11/2015
thank you :09/08/2014
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.10/05/2014