Resources: Life-Friendly Chemistry Summary, designed by Kira Hunt

This pdf is a summary of the concepts learned at the first biomimicry workshop focusing on Life-Friendly Chemistry, held in India on March 2019.  This work was informed by lessons from Mark Dorfman of Biomimicry 3.8 and Tim Ward of the University of New Mexico.  If you have any questions or corrections, contact

Please use, share, and build on this work.

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LFC Summary Sheet 2019-05-20

Help the BeeSmart Team’s research

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We are looking for individuals to provide their ideas for online resources and tools that would help scientists and non-scientists engage with biodiversity data, such as native bee distributions and occurrences. We are graduate students and researchers from the University of Calgary seeking to understand how people can use scientific data to better understand and conserve biodiversity. The University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board has approved this research study.

You can participate in this study in person or online through one of the following options:

Option 1: one-hour focus group with other study participants;

Option 2: 30-minute individual interview (in-person or phone); or

Option 3: 15-minute online survey.

If you are interested in Options 1 or 2, please contact us using the information below or you can fill out this online form:

Focus groups and interviews will be audio recorded.

You can complete Option 3 through accessing the online survey here:

If you have friends or colleagues who you believe might also be interested in participating in this research, we would be grateful if you could talk to them about this research opportunity and/or forward them this notice with information about our study.

Thank you for your help!

Angela Demarse & Dylan McLernon

on behalf of the BeeSmart Team: Mindi Summers, Marjan Eggermont, Lincoln Best, Paul Galpern, John Swann, Jessica Theodor, Jana C. Vamosi, Jess L. Vickruck, Tegan Barry, Emily Kaing, Holly Kersteins

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The BioInspired Innovation Global Ecosystem Mapping initiative is calling for additions: Due February 1st

If you want to be part of the Canada and Alberta cluster in this initiative with  7Vortex and the Biomimicry Instititue 3.8, please fill this form: or contact Kai Costantini: by February 1st. Visit the 7vortex ecosystem (click below).

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