My name is Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker, and I'm an Evolutionary Biologist and a Biomimicry Professional.
I've spent forty years studying creatures and the ecosystems they live in, looking for the deep patterns that have stood the test of time. Today I work for companies, applying these ancient solutions to our own human challenges, and write and speak about innovation inspired by nature.
Every creature alive today is a survivor. Their ways of life have been exquisitely honed over billions of years - these are proven winners. Geckos climb walls, the octopus morphs in color and shape. Sharkskin repels bacteria, the owl glides in silence. Nature has its own means of energy capture and storage, manufacturing and materials. Living things survive drought and disease, keep precious things dry and safe, and evade parasites with the best security systems imaginable. They even run vast organizations containing tens of millions of individuals – and they do it sustainably and profitably.
Every problem has been solved for us, and the answers are all around us.
All we have to do is look.