Forests and other ecosystems can return to their predisturbance composition and struture through the presence of biological legacies, mobile links, and support areas.
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This shows a burned forest with regrowth coming from legacy roots underground or seed bank.

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Design principle abstracted from this strategy: After disturbance of a system, recovery is aided when legacies, mobile links, and nearby support areas are present. 

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This sketch of a potential system for providing shelters after a natural disaster was done by Biomimicry Specialist students during a quick design challenge, using this AskNature strategy.

Last Updated October 25, 2016