Professor Beverley Glover, Director, Cambridge University Botanic Garden
The processes of speciation have always puzzled scientists. It is difficult to understand how one species can divide into two. This must happen frequently to generate the enormous species diversity of around 350,000 flowering plants we see today.
One possible explanation is that the association between flowering plants and animal pollinators has led to speciation, as different plants adapt to suit the morphology and behaviour of different animals.
In this talk, CUBG’s Director, Beverley Glover will describe how her research is seeking to understand this problem, focusing on nectar spurs and their interaction with pollinator tongue length.
Science on Sundays
Science on Sundays is a programme of free, informal, monthly, drop-in plant science talks, bringing the latest discoveries in plant science to our visitors in a 30 minute nutshell.
11am & repeated at 2pm in the Classroom at 1 Brookside.
Suitable for adults and children age 12+
Drop in. No need to book.
Talks run monthly March to August