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Suzanne Simard, PhD Presenting at Nobel Conference 54

Gustavus Adolphus College

Dr. Suzanne Simard, Professor of Forest Ecology, University of British Columbia, featured in the documentary “Intelligent Trees.”

Simard introduced the concept of a “mother tree,” the hub of a network of trees that communicate with each other through mycorrhizal relationships--connections facilitated by microscopic fungi in the soil. Simard will discuss her own scientific journey to understand how trees use these relationships to communicate about food sources, and about pests and other dangers.

gustavus, adolphus, college

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