Plants minimize water lossdesert
Plants in arid ecosystems self-organize to minimize water loss and aid plant and seed survival.
Colonies self-organizesocial insects
Colonies of social insects self-organize and carry out complex group tasks through many simple individual interactions.
Sustainable use of landsgrazing animals
Grazing animals sync their foraging cycles to match plant growth cycles.
Pests kept in checkagro-systems
Pests on organic coffee farms are kept in check through a complex web of direct and indirect interactions.
Species richness helps system respond to disturbanceecosystems
Ecosystems survive biotic and abiotic disturbances by having multiple species that respond in different ways.
Protein assists self-assembly of materialssponge
Silica structures of sponges self-assemble with the help of silicatein (a protein).
Storing carbon and energybacteria
Bacteria store carbon and energy by synthesizing a polymer known as poly(beta-hydroxybutyrate) or PHB.
Collision detection in a swarmlocusts
The neuron lobula giant movement detector (LGMD) of the locust protects the locust from collison by filtering out excess stimuli.
Baleen Filters water filtersBaleen Filters
Self-cleaning water filtering system cleans without chemicals
Forelegs mop up plant oilsolitary bees
The forelegs of solitary bees mop up plant oil using brushes at their tips.
Distributed computing solutionNaama Barkai Lab
Improved complex distributed computing systems
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.