Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The real and secret language of flowers: Heather Whitney a TED Talk

The real and secret language of flowers: Heather Whitney; a TED Talk

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.

Post production done by https://twitter.com/#!/CassiusClayson

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