Miniature Forests of Cape Horn: Ecotourism with a Hand Lens = Los Bosques en Miniatura del Cabo de Hornos: Ecoturismo con Lupa

Miniature Forests of Cape Horn: Ecotourism with a Hand Lens = Los Bosques en Miniatura del Cabo de Hornos: Ecoturismo con Lupa

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Date: April 15, 2012
Creator: Goffinet, Bernard
Description: In the humid forests of Cape Horn, a single tree can host more than 100 species of little epiphyte plants. The floor of the forest and the rocks are also covered by numerous species of liverworts, mosses, and lichens. The decision to stop at a tree or rock and explore these “miniature forests” generates an authentic ecotourism experience. In a small area we can spend several minutes or hours with a magnifying glass or camera discovering the colors, shapes, and textures of the most diverse organisms of Cape Horn. This guidebook enhances exploration by providing information to understand the architecture, life cycles, and identification of taxonomic groups of the organisms that form them. For example, when viewing a yellow orange organism, the full color pictures and text in the guidebook illustrate that what you are viewing on the inter-tidal rocks is a crustose lichen, with a well-defined circular structure belonging to the genus Caloplaca that enjoys a broad distribution in inter-tidal zones of Arctic and Antarctic areas. The authors of this guidebook also provide a novel twist on other, more traditional field guides to bryophytes and lichens by introducing the innovative, sustainable tourism activity of “ecotourism with a hand lens.” ...
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Fenología de Tayloria dubyi (Splachnaceae) en las turberas de la Reserva de Biosfera Cabo de Hornos

Fenología de Tayloria dubyi (Splachnaceae) en las turberas de la Reserva de Biosfera Cabo de Hornos

Date: 2010
Creator: Jofre, Jocelyn; Massardo, Francisca; Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-; Goffinet, Bernard; Marino, Paul; Raguso, Robert A. et al.
Description: This article proposes a methodology for phenological studies of Tayloria dubyi (Splachnaceae) in the peatlands of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve.
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Changing lenses to assess biodiversity: patterns of species richness in sub-Antarctic plants and implications for global conservation

Changing lenses to assess biodiversity: patterns of species richness in sub-Antarctic plants and implications for global conservation

Date: 2008
Creator: Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-; Armesto, Juan J., 1953-; Goffinet, Bernard; Buck, William R., 1950-; Massardo, Francisca; Silander, John August, 1945- et al.
Description: Article discussing patterns of species richness in sub-Antarctic plants and implications for global conservation.
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Biodiversity Of Southernmost Forests And Tundra Ecosystems

Biodiversity Of Southernmost Forests And Tundra Ecosystems

Date: October 26, 2007
Creator: Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-; Massardo, Francisca; Anderson, Christopher B.; Armesto, Juan J., 1953-; Goffinet, Bernard; Silander, John August, 1945- et al.
Description: Article discussing research on the biodiversity of the dominant vegetation in the world's southernmost forests and tundra ecosystems.
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