Leaves come in many shapes and sizes, but all follow a similar set of rules. Credit: wikicommons

Seeing a forest for its leaves

by Laura Williams. Walk through a forest and what do you see? Through leaf litter and mud, greens and grays, and noisy birds, a forest might seem a confusing, if beautiful, mess. Forests are complex systems, made up of hundreds and thousands of bits – of trees, leaves, birds, insects and more of different shapes…