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Marcus Byrne

Marcus Byrne is a professor at Wits University, conducting research on insects, to satisfy the curiosity of himself and others. Insects can seek out and restrain the growth of these plants which threaten biodiversity and consume water. He also conducts work on dung beetles, who are very useful creatures, it turns out: their orientation behaviour while rolling dung balls is underpinned by a visual system which can operate in starlight, using limited computational power. This might help humans solve information processing challenges. 


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