Adam Rork

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Adam Is a student at Maryville University , studying Biochemistry , and is expecting to graduate in 2017 .

About Me:
I am extremely interested in both plant ecology and biochemistry, which makes a project such as "Landscapes of Linalool" naturally interesting to me. I'm primarily interested in the evolution of floral scent, as well as the role that floral volatiles play in pollinator attraction and herbivore repulsion/defense. I'm also interested in protein folding and the biosynthesis of secondary plant metabolites-- in short, one could say that my primary interest is chemical ecology (of plants, primarily).

My Projects
Scent variation: its role in attracting both pollinators and herbivores in Evening Primroses (2015)

The plant tribe Onagreae (Onagraceae; the evening primrose family) and its associated insects pollinators (Sphingidae hawkmoth) and herbivores (Mompha microlepidoptera and Hawkmoth larvae) is a model systems for studying the role of floral scent in shaping the evolution of plants and their associated organisms across western North America. Floral scent is known to be an important trait in