Join Laura and her colleagues as they board inflatable Zodiacs and make a beach landing on Isla Nueva—where they’re shocked to find a surprising amount of bryophyte diversity scattered among the remnants of human disturbance! 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 #9: “New Discoveries” at vimeo.com/79872958.
Want to learn more about Field Museum scientific expeditions around the world? Please visit expeditions.fieldmuseum.org/
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