About this site
Grant no's 279981, 279984 & 279970. Period, Nov./Dec. 2010 to Oct./Nov. 2013.
My interest in plants comes from an interest in the phytophagous stick- and leaf-insects (order Phasmida). Relatively few of these insects have exclusive associations with particular plant species, and those that do tend to have functional wings in both sexes. One unusual flightless genus, Megacrania, does have a close (although not exclusive) association with the monocot genus Pandanus.
Photo: Paul Brock. Megacrania batesii feeding on Pandanus tectorius. Etty Bay, Queensland, Australia.
My role in eMonocot is to develop the Scratchpads platform for the needs of eMonocot users. This will allow user communities to collect data within their Scratchpad and then submit it to the main eMonocot project.