Enjoy a brief moment of camaraderie around the campfire as Laura and her colleagues take a break from collecting specimens to share a meal of spit-roasted lamb. This is the sixth 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 #7: “Drying Specimens” at vimeo.com/79872956.
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