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The dynamics of forests

Kurt Reinhart is a plant ecologist for the US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service in Miles City, Montana, as well as a photographer and videographer. He is also the creator of the website iecology.net, an educational resource for plant ecology on the web. This time-lapse short is showing aspects of the lives of plants in natural forests, the dynamics as forests, their environmental variability, and their reproductive structures. As the author mentions, all content is of native plants and plant communities. The short has won a 2010 Chlorofilms’ film contest. The music is licensed by Moby for non-commercial purposes.

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