Research Unplugged "On the Road" with Dr. John Tooker

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Plants Can Smell: An Ecological Exploration of How Plants Sense and Respond to Their Environment

Plants are sedentary organisms, but they are by no means passive.  Previous research has demonstrated that plants are very responsive to stimuli in their environment, including touch, sounds, and odors.  Our research is exploring the ability of some plant species that can detect odors from insects that feed upon them.  We will discuss how this ability may have evolved and the ecological benefits that plants gain from being able to know when their enemies are nearby. 

Research Unplugged "On the Road" is presented in collaboration with Penn State’s Office of Government & Community Relations, Pasto Agricultural Museum, and Schlow Library. 

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