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Plant Ecology, Plant Evolutionary Biology
Evolution of floral diversity, Plant adaptation to insect herbivores, Diversity of mining pattern by leaf-mining insects
A large part of the present diversity of plants is the result of interaction with other organisms. It is therefore critical to understand the diversity of species interactions in order to understand the diversity of plants. We study how the various characteristics of angiosperm flowers and leaves have evolved through adaptation by focusing on the interactions between plants and pollinators and plants and herbivores. Our goal is to reveal the life of plants that we have not noticed by viewing plants through a window of biological interactions.
Natural history, diversity, ecology, pollination, mutualism, species interaction, herbivorous insect