The research work of Joyshree Chanam, a PhD student working with Prof. Renee M Borges, on ant-plant interactions has been covered by the New Scientist magazine.
The Flora of Karnataka online data base will be launched on the 30th of
January, at 11 am by Sri N. Sivasailam, IAS Principal Secretary Forest,
Ecology and Environment Department, Govt. of Karnataka.
The event will be presided by Prof.P.Balram. Prof. K. Sankara Rao, CES,
IISc will present the database and the vote of thanks will be presented by
Prof. R.Sukumar CES, IISc followed by Hight Tea. Please find the
Venue : Faculty Hall, Main Building, IISc
All are cordially invited.
By Geetha Ramaswami.
Lantana camara L. (lantana), a harmless looking thorny shrub with beautiful yellow and red flowers, is considered to be one of the world’s 100 most noxious weeds. Although a native of South and Central America, it is now found across dry tropics of India. It is often associated with reduced biodiversity and the chemicals it produces, called allelopathic substances, is speculated to be detrimental to growth of native species.