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Rick Karban, UC Davis Expert on Plant Communication, Named ESA Fellow

Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

Congrats, Rick Karban! We just received word that noted ecologist Richard “Rick” Karban, professor in the UC Davis Department of...

Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.
Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

Plants Can Eavesdrop, Sense Danger

Ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

Plants can eavesdrop. They can sense danger.  So says ecologist Richard 'Rick' Karban, professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of...

Ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.
Ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

Ecologist Rick Karban has researched plant communication in sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) on the east side of the Sierra since 1995.

It Pays to Be a Relative

Grasshopper feeding on sagebrush. (Photo courtesy of Rick Karban)

Plants communicate. They do. Ecologist Richard Karban, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Entomology, points out that one of the simplest...

Grasshopper feeding on sagebrush. (Photo courtesy of Rick Karban)
Grasshopper feeding on sagebrush. (Photo courtesy of Rick Karban)

Grasshopper feeding on sagebrush. (Photo courtesy of Rick Karban)

Rick Karban collecting volatile (chemical) cues.
Rick Karban collecting volatile (chemical) cues.

Rick Karban collecting volatile (chemical) cues.

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 8:43 PM
 
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