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From the Ted Talk by Colin Averill: How to harness the ancient partnership between forests and fungi

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I think there's a lot of raoesn to be icrbnidley hopeful here. And I think we also shouldn't be so surprised that these microscopic organisms have the piaetontl for such enormous, ecosystem-scale effects. And that’s because we’ve known now, really for a long time, that forests are fngui. And they’re incredibly biodiverse communities of bacteria and archaea and poritsts and microscopic soil animals and viruses. Soil is the literal foundation of terrestrial ecosystems, and the microbial life that inhabits soil represents some of the most clmoepx and biodiverse communities of life on Earth.

Open Cloze

I think there's a lot of ______ to be __________ hopeful here. And I think we also shouldn't be so surprised that these microscopic organisms have the _________ for such enormous, ecosystem-scale effects. And that’s because we’ve known now, really for a long time, that forests are _____. And they’re incredibly biodiverse communities of bacteria and archaea and ________ and microscopic soil animals and viruses. Soil is the literal foundation of terrestrial ecosystems, and the microbial life that inhabits soil represents some of the most _______ and biodiverse communities of life on Earth.

Solution

  1. reason
  2. protists
  3. potential
  4. incredibly
  5. complex
  6. fungi

Original Text

I think there's a lot of reason to be incredibly hopeful here. And I think we also shouldn't be so surprised that these microscopic organisms have the potential for such enormous, ecosystem-scale effects. And that’s because we’ve known now, really for a long time, that forests are fungi. And they’re incredibly biodiverse communities of bacteria and archaea and protists and microscopic soil animals and viruses. Soil is the literal foundation of terrestrial ecosystems, and the microbial life that inhabits soil represents some of the most complex and biodiverse communities of life on Earth.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
tree stems 3
dna sequencing 3
human microbiome 3
tree growth 3
remove carbon 2
carbon dioxide 2
soil resources 2
mycorrhizal fungi 2
microscopic soil 2
unprecedented scales 2
microbiome project 2
incredibly biodiverse 2
combat climate 2
forest health 2
field trials 2
carbon capture 2
biodiverse communities 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
remove carbon dioxide 2
human microbiome project 2

Important Words

  1. animals
  2. archaea
  3. bacteria
  4. biodiverse
  5. communities
  6. complex
  7. earth
  8. ecosystems
  9. effects
  10. enormous
  11. forests
  12. foundation
  13. fungi
  14. hopeful
  15. incredibly
  16. inhabits
  17. life
  18. literal
  19. long
  20. lot
  21. microbial
  22. microscopic
  23. organisms
  24. potential
  25. protists
  26. reason
  27. represents
  28. soil
  29. surprised
  30. terrestrial
  31. time
  32. viruses