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For the Love of Rhododendron

Episode 6 - The pitch of their wingbeats

Synopsis: In today's episode we meet Dr. Robbie Hart, a researcher at the William L. Brown Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden. We learn how hillsides filled with Rhododendron flowers have influenced the everyday lives of people on Mt. Yulong in South China, how this traditional ecological knowledge is preserved in the local languages of Yunnan, and how even listening to a tiny bee buzzing around a flower can provide insight on the importance of plants and the environment for the flourishing of humankind.

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Explore the links below to learn more about topics mentioned in this episode:

William L. Brown Horticultural Center
Learn more about the William L.
Brown Horticultural Center

GLORIA – Global Research
Initiatives in Alpine Environments

Society of Ethnobiology Society of Ethnobiology

Himalayan Rhododendron phenology Climate-driven change in Himalayan Rhododendron phenology

Kunming Institute of Botany Kunming Institute of Botany

Society for Economic Botany
The Society for Economic Botany


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