December 10, 2021

Physical Mechanisms of Pollination

Steven Huth - During pollination, a highly complex interplay of adhesion forces ensures the proper transfer of a pollen from a male part of a plant to the corresponding female part. The aim of this research project is to quantify how ...
February 5, 2019

A Plant Surface as a Substrate for Insect Attachment

Elena Gorb - The aim of this project is to examine effects that different structures occurring on a plant surface have on attachment ability of insects. Emphasis is put on surfaces exhibiting anti-adhesive properties (i.e. considerably worsening or preventing the adherence of insects), e.g. surfaces covered with trichomes, ...