How bees help plants have sex - Fernanda S. Valdovinos
- 141,277 Views
- 3,936 Questions Answered
- TEDEd Animation
Pollination is vital to life on Earth but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film "Wings of Life".
Plant-pollinator systems are threatened by pollinators’ decline. Learn more about the disappearance of honeybees in the US.
Both honeybees and humans originated in East Africa, and the connection between us has survived the ages. Some of your favorite delicacies -- coffee, chocolate, mangoes -- have the honeybee to thank for their hard work of pollination. Dino Martins encourages us to remember how much we owe to these magnificent insects.
More information about Fernanda Valdovinos’ scientific work on plant-pollinator networks is available in her website. Fernanda belongs to "Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab" (PEaCE Lab).
Other researchers well known in the topic are Berry Brosi, Pedro Jordano, and Jordi Bascompte, among others.
"I specialize in not specializing, but my work has focused on 3 broad themes: Ecology and Network Theory, Data Storytelling, Making the Complex Simple. I like to connect the dots among problems, people, projects, and pretty much anything, actually." Eric Berlow
Create and share a new lesson based on this one.
More from Awesome Nature
lesson duration 05:02