I hope Jennifer and Carolyn don’t mind me sharing this passage from their latest book – Unleash Your Complexity Genius. It reminds me of Alan Dean Foster’s “Midworld”.
-“One of the most extraordinary discoveries in this direction in the last decade or so is what Dr. Suzanne Simard coined the “wood wide web.” This is the underground network of fungal mycelia that connects the roots of trees. It turns out these mycelial networks enable the trees to send messages (“There is an infestation of insects over here—protect yourself!”) and even share resources (trees will dump their own nutrients into the soil to nourish a struggling tree nearby). Scientists have found that in forests, as in offices, it’s the diversity of the trees and the strength of the network that connects them that create the conditions for their thriving.”
Originally posted on 2022-08-19 at 03:15 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6966231053724258304