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Plant Communication Research: 'Taking Root'

UC Davis ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

It's not outlandish now, if it ever were. A recent article in Science headlined "Once Considered Outlandish, the Idea that Plants Help their Relatives Is Taking Root," and dealing with how plants communicate, is drawing widespread...

UC Davis ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.
UC Davis ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

UC Davis ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:05 PM

It Pays to Be a Relative

Grasshopper feeding on sagebrush. (Photo courtesy of Rick Karban)

Plants communicate. They do. Ecologist Richard Karban, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Entomology, points out that one of the simplest forms of communication involves shade. When a plant is shaded, it grows away from the plant or other object...

Grasshopper feeding on sagebrush. (Photo courtesy of Rick Karban)
Grasshopper feeding on sagebrush. (Photo courtesy of Rick Karban)

Grasshopper feeding on sagebrush. (Photo courtesy of Rick Karban)

Rick Karban collecting volatile (chemical) cues.
Rick Karban collecting volatile (chemical) cues.

Rick Karban collecting volatile (chemical) cues.

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 8:43 PM
 
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