Why are there many species instead of just a few? A physics-inspired research methodology has shown that it’s possible to build up an understanding of microbial ecosystems by looking at the relationships among all the species two at a time.
Microbial ecologists tend to confront the complexity of their field with a “top-down” approach. But drawing on his training as a physicist, Jeff Gore is categorizing the frenzied dynamics of microbial ecosystems one microbe at a time.
Why are there many species instead of just a few? A physics-inspired research methodology has shown that it’s possible to build up an understanding of microbial ecosystems by looking at the relationships among all the species two at a time.
A Physicist’s Approach to Biology Brings Ecological Insights
The physicist Jeff Gore tests theories about microbe communities experimentally and finds new rules governing ecological stability.
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A physicist’s approach to biology brings ecological insights. Pictured: MIT Physicist, Jeff Gore #Physics #Biodiversity #Ecology #Biology #Microbes #Microbiology