What if birds could smell?



May 11, 2019

Read the paper this animation is based on here: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-018-0962-0 We all know that birds have a great vision, right? But what if they could also smell?! We demonstrated that foraging birds exploit volatiles emitted from crop plants damaged by insects. These volatiles are emitted as a cry for help by destressed plants to attract natural enemies. This knowledge opens new avenues in using birds in sustainable insect pest management. View paper: Hiltpold, I. & Shriver, W.G. J Chem Ecol (2018) 44: 576. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-018-0962-0 Dr Ivan Hiltpold https://canr.udel.edu/faculty/ivan-hiltpold/ Dr Greg Shriver https://canr.udel.edu/faculty/shriver-greg/

Environmental Science

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