Sherry Ritter

Sherry Ritter

Sherry Ritter is a biologist, writer, and educator living in Montana. Before getting involved with biomimicry, she was a wildlife ecologist with state wildlife agencies in Wyoming and Idaho, and worked for the U.S. Forest Service. Biomimicry fits her life-long interest in organisms’ adaptations to survive.

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The adult citrus root weevils feed citrus leaves, but the larvae do the most damage. US Dept. of Agriculture photo by Keith Weller.

Biomimicry finds models in nature--organisms and ecosystems--that are doing what we want our designs to do. BioBrainstorming is a technique for quickly finding lots of potential models. It involves first asking the right question, based on function, then looking on AskNature.org, going for walks outdoors, talking to biologists, and other... Read more »

Closeup of crayfish eyes. Photo by Bee Collins.

Inventor and entrepreneur Roger Johnson turned what he learned in an article in Scientific American into a lobster-inspired radiant heater that saves energy and costs. Read more »

Radiolarian. Photo by Frank Fox.

Inspired by diatoms and radiolarians, a new bottle used biomimicry as a basis for its new design. Read more »

The mutualism between flowers and their pollinators shows the importance of cooperation. Photo by Joe Schneid.

The Maker’s Bill of Rights, a manifesto is largely about creating a resilient, open, and cooperative system—and that’s how life works, too. Read more »

Ornilux glass, a biomimetic glass that prevents bird collisions. Photo from HBC Integrated at http://www.hbcintegrated.com.

Explore the lectures, videos, exercises, case studies, and other resources included in the toolkit. Read more »

Millipede, inspiration for Mocan human-powered vehicle. Photo by Billy Smith.

102 university teams from around entered the Biomimicry Student Design Challenge. Read more »

Used with permission from DigiMorph.org.

Woodpecker adaptations can inspire designs that prevent impact and vibration damage. Read more »

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