Wed, June 3, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Have you heard about the intimate, million-year relationship between flowering plants and their animal pollinators? Involving nearly 170,000 plant and 200,000 animal species, these relationships have become essential to the survival of natural and modern ecosystems. They present one of nature’s most striking examples of adaptation and reveal how these closely associated species have influenced each other’s evolution over time. Tune in to learn about the game-changing role of active pollination over passive pollination, and how this match made in evolution sometimes involves trickery and manipulation. While reviewing coevolution, we’ll look at incredible and ingenious examples of generalist and specialist plant-pollinator mutualisms, the result of which has driven much of the stunning floral diversity we see today!
Instructor Caprice Disbrow is a professional botanist and instructor of botany at Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College.
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