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Insects & The Lynx Effect

This event will be live streamed
Past event - 2020
08 Sep 6pm to 7pm
(UK time)
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It's live Show 4 of #pint20 and tonight we're with our team in Medway who take a look at how you design an 'effective' flower and how insects use odour signals.

There is no need to book a ticket, but if you would like a reminder email about the event please book. Alternatively, just head to our YouTube or Facebook page by clicking on the logos to access the live stream on Tuesday 8th Sep at 6.00pm (BST - UK time).

How to Enthrall a Pollinator

Dr Sarah Arnold (Senior Lecturer in Insect Behaviour and Ecology)
@sejarnold
How should you design a flower to make sure you end up the juiciest strawberry...or the most valuable cocoa beans? How can flowers compete with each other to win over precious pollinators and get enough visits from bees (or hoverflies...or midges...or anything else that pollinates)? And what can we do to make the whole process as efficient as possible to get the food we want from the land we've got?
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My Chemical Romance

Dr Steven Harte (Research Fellow in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Ecology)
@ChemicalSteve
Delving into the world of semiochemicals, the odour signals insects use to navigate the world around them, in their quest to find love, food and happiness. Why? Well once these signals have been identified, we can utilise them to help combat damaging invasive insect species, thus helping to achieve a sustainable future in agriculture.
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