The Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program at the University of North Texas (UNT) held a Reception and Book Presentation on Thursday, Sept. 13th for a newly published, bilingual book entitled, Miniature Forests of Cape Horn. This book printed in English and Spanish is an international collaboration between the publishers as well as the authors. It is the 2nd book of a series published by UNT Press and Ediciones Universidad de Magallanes. UNT and the Universidad of Magallanes (UMAG), have collaborated for several years in the implementation of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program which operates a Wintermester faculty-led study abroad course, Tracing Darwin's Path (TDP) in Puerto Williams, Chile. The event was also the kick-off for fundraising for student scholarships and program funds to support student activities in Chile and research conducted at the Chile Field Station. Former Tracing Darwin's Path students attended to discuss any questions that arose from their showcased paintings and research posters that were exhibited. A short 20-minute film entitled The Invisible Journey on Ecotourism with a Hand Lens, based on the UNT-Chile field courses and research experiences at Omora Park was also shown.
The book brings together contributors from several US, Chilean, and European institutions, and the main authors are from UNT, Universidad of Magallanes, University of Connecticut, and the New York Botanical Garden. BERNARD GOFFINET is professor of biology at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, and editor-in-chief of the journal The Bryologist. RICARDO ROZZI is professor in Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas, and director of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, coordinated by UNT in the U.S., UMAG, and Institute of the Ecology and Biodiversity in Chile. LILY LEWIS is a doctoral student in bryophyte bryogeography, systematics, diversity, and conservation in high latitude regions, who has participated in the UNT-Chile TDP course. WILLIAM BUCK is senior curator at the New York Botanical Garden and author or editor of numerous publications on bryophytes. FRANCISCA MASSARDO is the director of the Omora Ethnobotanical Park and the University of Magallanes campus in Puerto Williams, Cape Horn, Chile.
If you are interested in the faculty-led Study Abroad course, Tracing Darwin's Path during Wintermester 2012, please contact email@example.com or call 940-369-8211.