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Mutualism, Deception and Self-Defense: The Complex Dance of Co-Evolution in Insects and Plants - Clackamas Co. Master Gardener Lecture Series
During the course of evolution, plants and insects have evolved to affect each other in fascinating and intricate ways. Join the Clackamas Co. Master Gardener Lecture Series as Celeste Searles Mazzacano, owner and Principal Scientist, CASM Environmental shows us a world of insects and plants that includes defensive arms races, attraction to sweet rewards, trickery, death traps, sex and reproduction, and elaborate social organizations. Her goal: to engender a greater awareness and appreciation of insects and their functions.

Celeste has a BS in Genetics and Cell Biology and a PhD in Entomology from the University of Minnesota. Her research and teaching has taken her from river bottoms to tree canopies as she investigates and preserves insect species, characterizes their impacts on habitats, and develops management plans that protect the overall ecosystem. Her work currently focuses on insects, freshwater mussels and other invertebrates.

Oct 12, 2020 07:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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