Chemical and Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ames Laboratory
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Trends in Plant Science
Model ecosystems could provide significant insight on the evolution and behavior of real ecosystems. We discuss the advantages and limitations of common approaches like mesocosms. In this context, we highlight recent breakthroughs that allow for the creation of networks of organisms with independently controlled environments and rates of chemical exchange.
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Siemianowski, Oskar J.; Lind, Kara R.; Tian, Xinchun; Cain, Matt; Xu, Songzhe; Ganapathysubramanian, Baskar; and Cademartiri, Ludovico, "From Petri Dishes to Model Ecosystems" (2018). Mechanical Engineering Publications. 280.