Slide Words: Biocomplexity, Reductionism, Integration
Slide Image: The image shows a spiral path of Biocomplexity. Following the path of spirals are the following titles and images: Cosmos-picture of cosmos, Planetary-picture of earth, Ecosystem-picture of hurricane, Community-picture of an aerial view of a residential community, Population-picture of a forest, Habitat-picture of a single tree, Organism-picture of a seahorse, Organ-picture of a heart, Tissue-picture of human scar tissue, Cellular-picture of a cut-away cell showing the nucleus and chromosomes within, Molecular- picture of a swirling DNA strand with the DNA strand attachment within, and Atomic- picture of an atom cluster.
This biocomplexity spiral here is symbolic of life at every level, understanding life and its environment demands observing at multiple scales, from gene to ecosystem.
Credit: Design by Sara Raimo, National Science Foundation