Video Journal #7: Drying Specimens
Find out how scientists prepare and store so many specimens aboard ship as Laura demonstrates the team’s handy-dandy plant dryer. This is the seventh installment in a series of video journals by botanist Laura Briscoe documenting The Field Museum’s 2013 survey of bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts) along remote islands in Chile’s Cape Horn Archipelago.
You'll be surprised to discover the critical role these tiny plants play in establishing healthy soil, water, and air, and you'll learn how Field Museum scientists are working to conserve their rare and fragile habitat.
Be sure to check out Video Journal #8: “Fieldwork” at vimeo.com/84896695.
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