Biomimicry: Fire as a source of fresh ideas

Biology is becoming one of the most important sources of innovation nowadays. Nature has developed its own parameters in order to survive when adversity takes place. Today, we bring the case of fire. How some plants have strategies to survive when a fire arises.


Some places such as California, Australia or South Africa, are widely used to suffering from fires. In these places, some plants like Banksia (in the photograph), have developed a system to spread their seeds once the fire has been taken out. This allows Banksia to survive because the floor is full of ashes, what makes it the perfect place to help new seeds to grow up.

Source: San Diego Zoo Blog

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