UCSB Professor Publishes in Nature

UCSB evolutionary biology professor Scott Hodges and UC Davis postdoctoral research fellow Justen Whittall published a study in the 6/7 issue of Nature detailing how flowers may grow and change to match the mouthparts of their pollinators. The study focused on how columbine flowers store nectar to match the length of their main pollinator’s tongue, a phenomenon Charles Darwin had theorized 140 years ago.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Woman Killed by Train in Montecito

She was struck Friday morning near Olive Mill Road.

La Cumbre Sears Set for Closure

Liquidation sale begins this week.

City Council Approves Fee Allocation for Branch Libraries

The topic goes next to branch library cities.

Truck Accident Disrupts Foodbank Turkey Drive

Nonprofit is trying to replace $145,000 in equipment and food lost in accident last month.

County Eyeing Private Montecito Land to Build New Debris Basin

Supervisors have started the negotiation process with Randall Road parcel owners.