C V RAMAN LABORATORY OF ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS

 


2007: Two roads diverged into the woods. I took the less travelled one to initiate Ecological Informatics
in Indian sub-continent.

Floral Radiometry

Flowers are Bill boards that plants use to attract pollinators. Floral coloration is the result of combined effect of light scattering by irregularcell complexes and wavelength selective absorbing pigments. Incoherently scattered light in the complementary wavelength determines the color of petals....


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Floral Spectra

Using an ASD field spectrometer the reflectance spectrum from 350 nm to 1000 nm wavelength was measured and compared. Spectral reflectance values of invasive flower are statistically more significant than native flower, which means that it would attract more pollinators than the native flowers, thereby contributing to an increase in the number of invasive plants.

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Floral Hue

Myriad of hues make flowers one of the most vibrant creations of nature. Color of flower is a perception rendered by interaction of sunlight on its petals and limited by spectral sensitivity of the observer. Whilst human spectral sensitivity ranges from violet (400 nanometers) to red (700 nanometers), certain pollinators are sensitive to ultraviolet (320-400 nanometers) too...

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