Thursday, June 13, 2024

Native pollinator flower preferences-Ben Courtice (ecologist, botanist, bush regenerator

Ben Courtice is back to talk about pollinator preferences for flowers, with a focus on native insect pollinators. He’s an ecologist, botanist and bush regenerator that’s done his honours research on the button wrinklewort, an endemic aster in Victoria, and was trying to figure out why they were declining. We discuss floral constancy, density, shape, and a range of other factors that play into successful pollination.