By Marcus Hughes ’18
New to Williams last year, Professor Julie Blackwood works at the intersection of math and biology. Read on to learn about her background, her opinion about liberal arts, and her research on bats.
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By Kar Yern Chin ’18
When Dr. Grace Augustine from James Cameron’s Avatar explains that trees on the planet Pandora are sharing information with each other, using roots like natural fiber-optic cables, she is not far from reality. In 2010, a year after the science fiction movie was released, a review by ecologists Dr. Heil Martin and Richard Karban re-defined the common understanding of plants, disproving the misconception that they are uncommunicative beings. Continue reading The Social Life of Plants →