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Suzanne Simard

Suzanne Simard is a Canadian scientist who is a professor in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She received her PhD in Forest Sciences at Oregon State University. Before beginning to teach at the University of British Columbia, Simard worked as a research scientist at the British Columbia Ministry of Forests. Simard is best known for the research she has conducted on the underground networks of forests characterized by fungi and roots. She studies how these fungi and roots facilitate communication and interaction between trees and plants of an ecosystem.

What are mother trees and how do they communicate and share resources with each other?

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