SciPop talk to explore how trees communicate

Released on 02/09/2016, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

WHERE: Adele Hall Learning Commons, Love Library North, 13th and R streets

Lincoln, Neb., February 9th, 2016 —

Whether it's the Ents in "The Lord of the Rings" or Groot in "Guardians of the Galaxy," the notion that trees can talk is a curious idea. But can trees do that in real life? What language do they use? How do they communicate?

Find out the answers to all of these questions in a SciPop talk presented by Ramesh Laungani, assistant professor of biology at Doane College, at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Adele Hall Learning Commons in Love Library North, 13th and R streets. Popcorn will be served. The talk is free and open to the public.

The SciPop Talks! series combines science and popular culture, and the spring series will mark the third year of the popular talks. The UNL Libraries provide an online list of books and other resources for every talk, which can be found at

The series builds on the science cafe model and is co-organized and sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chemistry Department, Doane College and the UNL University Libraries. Speakers give interactive 30-minute talks and then take questions. All talks are open to the general public. 



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