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Biodiversity in the Rainforest - The Hidden World of Nature’s Toxins

Presented by Natural History Museum of Utah at Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City UT

Feb 25 2016
Biodiversity in the Rainforest - The Hidden World of Nature’s Toxins

Every year, Dr. Phyllis Coley spends months exploring the world’s rainforests, searching the jungle for tropical plants and insects that have been co-evolving for millions of years. Although jungle plants have deployed a stunning array of chemical defenses to protect themselves from their herbivorous predators, their predators have deployed an equally stunning array of counter defenses, in effect, creating an arms race between plants and insects. Coley’s research has led her to propose that

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