International media coverage for Dr Marc Holderied’s research
29 July 2011
Research by Dr Marc Holderied in the School of Biological Sciences which found that a rainforest vine has evolved dish-shaped leaves to attract the bats that pollinate it was covered by BBC News, New Scientist, National Geographic and other media around the world.
The discovery that a rainforest vine has evolved dish-shaped leaves with such conspicuous echoes that nectar-feeding bats can find its flowers twice as fast, was covered by BBC News, New Scientist, National Geographic, LiveScience, Discovery News, Die Zeit, Sueddeutsche, Der Spiegel, Die Welt, Stern, Focus and several local newspapers. Dr Marc Holderied was interviewed by The Naked Scientists and BBC Radio Bristol.
The research was carried out by Dr Holderied in the School of Biological Sciences with colleagues at the Universities of Erlangen and Ulm, Germany and published in the prestigious journal Science.
Full press release: Rainforest plant developed sonar dish to attract pollinating bats
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