Curious about what a scientist’s suitcase holds for a month-long expedition? Check in on Laura and her team members as they prepare to pack up and ship out from the port at Punta Arenas, Chile. This is the second 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 the 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 #3: “Heading out to Sea” at vimeo.com/79827456.
Want to learn more about Field Museum scientific expeditions around the world? Please visit expeditions.fieldmuseum.org/