With complex bouquets of chemical signals, animals and plants are able to communicate, deceive, detect and defend.Dr Anne Gaskett from the University of Auckland studies the chemical ecology of insects, flowers, mosses and sea-birds. Her research uncovers the hidden languages flowers use to attract their pollinators, and mosses use to lure in their vectors.
Listen to the interview here…
Find out more about Anne’s research here.
Thanks to the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour for help putting this podcast together. Follow them on Twitter here @AnimBehav.