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      October 5, 2020

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      Detangling the Wood Wide Web: Assessing Functionality of Common Mycelial Networks

      Scholarship presentation: Detangling the Wood Wide Web: Assessing Functionality of Common Mycelial Networks

      What lies beneath our feet when we walk through a forest? A massive web of mycelium runs underground, connecting trees by the roots in a network commonly referred to as the “Wood Wide Web”. But what do we know about this “Wood Wide Web”? Perhaps more importantly: what don’t we know, and where might future research take us in our understanding of these interactions?

      Willow AbshireSims is a Masters student at Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden. She graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2019 with a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Biology. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, foraging, and collecting rocks. Her favorite fungus is Marasmius oreades (Fairy Ring Mushrooms).
      Image: Attached image sourced from: http://www.envision-dtp.org/2017/investigating-the-transfer-of-carbon-between-trees-via-common-mycorrhizal-networks/

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