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Feedback loops: How nature gets its rhythms - Anje-Margriet Neutel

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While feedback loops are a bummer at band practice, they are essential in nature. What does nature’s feedback look like, and how does it build the resilience of our world? Anje-Margriet Neutel describes some common positive and negative feedback loops, examining how an ecosystem’s many loops come together to make its ‘trademark sound.’

How do all the feedbacks together in an ecosystem create harmony? One important mechanism is:

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  • Educator Anje-Margriet Neutel, Antonio Bodini, Eric Berlow
  • Animator Brad Purnell
  • Composer Ross Allchurch
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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