Species diversity maximizes limited nutrient resourcestropical rainforests
Species diversity in tropical rainforests maximizes limited resources by collecting nutrients and water immediately upon availability via superficial root systems
Quorum determines new hive sitehoneybees
Honeybees in a colony select a new hive location via quorum.
Sensing and sharing informationneurons
Neurons aid organisms in reacting to environmental stimuli because they collaborate to sense the environment, share information, and filter unimportant information
Collaborating for group decisionshoneybees
Honeybees collaborate when foraging, selecting a new hive through knowledge sharing.
Cytoplasm seeks most efficient routesslime mold
Cytoplasm of slime molds creates efficient connective networks using adaptive foraging strategies.
Natural disturbances enhance heterogeneityforest ecosystems
The heterogeneity of forest ecosystems is enhanced by natural disturbances that create canopy gaps.
Ecosystems recover from disturbanceforests
Forests and other ecosystems can return to their predisturbance composition and struture through the presence of biological legacies, mobile links, and support areas.