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Keep up on the latest headlines featuring the team's work—watch related videos, check out other blogs, and take a look at articles about unfolding bryophyte discoveries!


"Early Land Plants: Early Adopters:" In this Science Daily online article, learn more about Dr. Matt von Konrat's work in New Zealand and what liverworts are teaching us about the evolution of early land plants.

Phytotaxa: In this online botanical journal, select from a variety of articles written by Dr. Matt von Konrat and his colleagues to learn more about bryophytes, including liverworts, hornworts, and mosses.

"Cape Horn Park Declared Biosphere Reserve:" In this MercoPress article, fin out more about the creation of the Reserve and how local communities are actively involved in governance and management, research, education, training and monitoring, promoting both socio-economic development and biodiversity conservation.


Viaje Invisible. Ecoturismo con Lupa: In this Spanish-language video, discover more about Omara Ethnobotanical Park's "Tourism with a Hand Lens" program, which helps visitors learn more about the remarkable miniature forests of the Cape Horn region.

Science@FMNH: Episode 1, Early Land Plants: In this video interview with Dr. Matt von Konrat for our Science@FMNH series, learn how liverworts made the jump from water to land and completely altered the evolution of life on Earth. 

Science@FMNH: Episode 2, Environmental Significance of Early Land Plants: In another video interview with Dr. von Konrat, discover how bryophytes like liverworts and mosses can be used as indicators of environmental health.

Science@FMNH: Episode 3, Oil Bodies Inside Early Land Plants: Find out how chemical compounds from liverwort oil bodies have shown activity against bacteria, fungi, and certain cancer cells.

Science@FMNH: Episode 4, Threats for Early Land Plants: In this final episode of the Science@FMNH series with Dr. von Konrat, discover how early land plants face many different threats, including habitat loss and atmospheric pollution.