Kommunikation von Pflanzen

With spectral filtering Dr. Lorenzo Borghi captures the far-red perception of plants.

(Veranstaltungssprache war english) 

Plants as sessile beings need to interpret and communicate with their surroundings to establish successful development strategies. Among the others, plants can perceive far-red light (700-900 nm), invisible to humans, reflected by leaves and absorbed by water. By the red/far-red amounts they quantify, plants can spot photosynthetic competitors in their area and find the best path to light.
At the next Science Trail Dr. Lorenzo Borghi will demonstrate us how plants see, how they communicate above ground and how he can capture plants vision with his camera.

Afterwards Dr. Lorenzo Borghi, Christian Gübeli and Prof. Martinoia introduce us to the ways of plant communication below ground in the Institute of Plant Biology.

Datum und Uhrzeit: 26. Februar 2015 um 17:30 Uhr.

Treffpunkt: Vor den Gewächshäusern im Botanischen Garten, Zollikerstrasse 107, 8008 Zürich

Anschliessend sind alle Teilnehmenden zu einem gemütlichen Apéro in der wunderschönen Villa des Botanischen Garten eingeladen.