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TED Talks Sustainability: How Trees Talk to Each Other

The SSC Team August 4, 2016 Tags: Strategic Sustainability Consulting No comments

Nothing inspires us like a good TED talk, and here’s one of our favorites. Enjoy it!

About the Speaker: Suzanne Simard is a professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia's Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences. She studies the surprising complexity in nature - the fungal networks that connect trees and facilitate underground tree communication. 

About the Talk:  Simard's research has demonstrated that symbiotic networks in our forests mimic juman neural and social networks. This groundbreaking work on symbiotic plant communication has far-reaching implications in both the forestry and agricultural industries, in particular concerning sustainable stewardship of forests and plant resistance to pathogens. 

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