Nature tends to generate robust, diverse and complex ecosystems, which are highly optimized to their place in the world as evolved systems that respond and adapt to environmental change. Ecosystems are characterized by rhythms and cycles.
We believe that nature should serve as a guide to design and build human systems. If we are to use nature as a guide, then we must deeply understand they way they work.
I've studied ecosystems at land and sea across the world. My primary research focus has been understanding how old-growth rainforests work. These systems epitomize the beauty and function of life. I study the major biogeochemical cycles of nitrogen, carbon, phosphorus - the elements that make the world go round.
You can view my academic profile here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=J2DZI88AAAAJ&hl=en