Plant species diversity creates long-term stabilityprairie grasslands
Diverse plant species in prairie grasslands support a long-term, stable ecosystem because they exhibit complementary functionality.
Shrub maintains biodiversityBanksia
Scrubland ecosystem depends on a shrub, Banksia, to maintain multiple ecological functions through mutualism.
Curved spine deals with tensionsloth
The spine of a sloth supports its body weight under tension via curved shape.
Ecovative DesignEcovative Design
Biodegradable, compostable packaging
Seeds survive long sea voyagescoconut palm
The seeds of coconut palms survive long sea voyages because they are enclosed in nutrient-rich, water-filled protective shells.
WikiPearlWikicell Designs, Inc.
Self-contained, edible packaging for liquids, mousses and emulsions
Bubbles protect against predatorsspittle bug
Spittle bugs hide from predators within a froth of bubbles they produce.