Feb 25 2016
Biodiversity in the Rainforest - The Hidden World ...

Biodiversity in the Rainforest - The Hidden World ...

Presented by Natural History Museum of Utah at Natural History Museum of Utah

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 these interactions not only help explain the high local diversity of rainforests, but why there are so many species of plants and insects to begin with. She has used her discoveries to promote a drug discovery program to find medicines in rainforests and promote conservation.

Admission Info

Free Admission

Dates & Times

2016/02/25 - 2016/02/25

Location Info

Natural History Museum of Utah

301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108