Plant Senses

One aspect of our research that often captures the imagination of students and members of the public alike is to consider how plants compare with animals and other organisms in their structure, function and motivation behind the actions that they take.

This is something that we teach in depth in our course on Plant Physiological Ecology, at the University of Helsinki, considering such contentious issues are plant memory, self/non-self recognition, plant signalling and use of biotic and abiotic cues to see, smell and taste their surrounding environment.

We have also explored these ideas in a discourse with Essi Kausalainen and other artists at workshops and presentations in Helsinki and Turku. For instance in 2015 at a Branching Out event on Suomenlinna.