Going on a Tangent

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Read Daniel Yim's account of tangential learning in The Undercurrent @ EOS, the graduate student blog.

What kind of fauna would need to exist on an island in order to support a large body predator, such as a Displacer Beast? This was the question that I spent an inordinate amount of time researching (only 2.5 hours, okay). Within that tangent, I refreshed my understanding of ecological succession, the process where a community’s species structure changes over time, and learned of island gigantism, the biological phenomenon where a species size becomes much larger when in an isolated island environment—all due to the session of Dungeons & Dragons that I had to design.  More...