"It Starts with the Sun" - Dr. Roger Hangarter (IU Biology)
From Tracy Bee
Photosynthesis is the underpinning of nearly all life on our planet, including humanity. In this presentation, Dr. Hangarter will explain in simple terms what photosynthesis is, how that process fuels life and why it is the foundation of all ecosystems. He will use the life cycle of a butterfly to illustrate how a herbivore (the caterpillar) transforms pant biomass into an entirely different organisms (the caterpillar) and how prey can then transform the caterpillar and/or the resulting butterfly into yet another entirely different organism. Besides what photosynthesis is, some of the basic take home messages include what food webs are and the importance of recycling.
Part of the series, “An Exploration of Biological Resilience”