Jonathan Drori wants you to know about how over a quarter of a million flowers shape our world with their sexy parts and drive to reproduce. He recently gave a TED Talk about The beautiful tricks of flowers.Watch it in the Video window that accompanies this article.
“..Just as flowers spend a lot of effort trying to get pollinators to do their bidding, they’ve also somehow managed to persuade us to plant great fields of them and give them to each other at times of birth and death, and particularly at marriage, which, when you think of it, is the moment that encapsulates the transfer of genetic material from one organism to another.”
Drori is drive a director at Changing Media Ltd., a media and education consultancy, and is a visiting professor at University of Bristol, where he studies educational media and misperceptions in science. He continues to executive produce the occasional TV series, including 2004’s award-winning “The DNA Story” and 2009’s “Great Sperm Race.” He is on the boards of the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Woodland Trust.