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Can an entire landscape be altered by changes in one plant or animal gene?  Science now says yes, and A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems traces the 30-year journey that led to this discovery. It demonstrates that living things are connected in more ways that anyone thought possible.

The one-hour documentary features internationally recognized scientists from universities around the world. They discuss their contributions to the new field of community and ecosystem genetics.  Their findings suggest a new and hopeful perspective on how to work together to address some of the most important environmental challenges of our times.

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  • Northern Arizona University
  • National Science Foundation
  • University of Tasmania
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Merriam Powell Cemter for Environmental Research