crisscrossing Science Episode 065: Myrmecophytes (Ants in Our Plants)

In this episode, Mike Crosser (professor of physics at Linfield College) and Chad Tillberg (professor of biology at Linfield College) delve into Chad's research. Tillberg has studied the symbiosis between certain trees and ant species, called myrmecophytes, in Costa Rica. These trees provide homes for ants, and the ants protect them from other pests.