Plants as Pupper Master: How Plants Highjack Animal Physiology to Rule the World

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Date(s) - Monday, March 26, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs

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Plants are the behind-the-scenes rulers of the animal kingdom. Through some frankly amazing manipulations of our biochemistry, plants have evolved the ability to turn potential predators into servants. In this talk Jason Davis will discuss how plants can control what, when, and where we eat, make us carry their baggage, kill their competitors and generally rule our lives. Jason Davis is an associate professor of Biology at Radford University and a big believer in integrative biology. He holds BS’s in Biology and Anthropology from the College of Charleston and a PhD in Neuroscience & Animal Behavior from Emory University. In his work with the students of Radford’s Ecophysiology research laboratory, he studies the mechanisms and means by which organisms adjust to dynamic, often hostile, environments. He also serves as associate director of Radford’s honors academy and coordinator of the Radford Amazonian Research Expedition. He is a frequent contributor to Virginia Wildlife Magazine.Public welcome!

Meet: 7:00 pm, Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs, 3640 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke Contact: Ellen Holtman, 389-1514

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