Video Journal #9: New Discoveries
Get a glimpse of gorgeous Southern Beech (Nothofagus) forests absolutely coated with bryophytes, and witness Laura’s discovery of what may be a new liverwort species. This is the eighth 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 #1: Expedition Overview--Early Land Plants of Chile at vimeo.com/84884223.
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