Jordan Dowell, a Ph.D. student in the conservation and integrative biology department at the University of Central Florida, discussed his research, “The Languages of Life: Chemically Mediated Interactions in Plant Ecology & Evolution,” as part of the Diversity in Science Seminar Series, presented by the Niagara University biology department in conjunction with the Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission. In his presentation, held Nov. 8, 2019, in the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences, Dowell explained how plants use volatile organic compounds to communicate with one another using sunflowers as a model organism to an audience of upper-level biology students.