Merlin’s is an incredible writer and biologist. He received a Ph.D. in Tropical Ecology from Cambridge University for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was based at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He is a musician and keen fermenter.
We feel Merlin’s work is an example of an up and coming generation of young minds who are giving us a perspective on the world when we really need it.
Imagine the forest from the view of the fungal life of the living soil. Feeding, nurturing and sharing communications between the different tree species that, in turn, nourish the fungi.
What can understanding the trees from this perspective show us? This Wood-Wide Web is just a snippet of the world of fungi that Merlin introduces us to in his new book Entangled Life in our short interview.
He’ll be giving us a preview of the content of this new book which is due out on 3rd May 2020. It’s well worth a read.