Dissolving the Green Wall: Stories from the tropical plants of Biosphere 2

Produced March, 2014

“When you look out over a tropical forest, or even the weeds in your garden, it’s easy to see little more than a green wall. But each of these species has a story to tell…”  This Biosphere 2 mini-documentary highlights the natural history and cultural uses of a few of the plant species growing in the tropical forest biome.  The stories reference research in the Biosphere 2 laboratory, cultural practices of Amazonian indigenous people, and I show a couple of clips from my work in the Amazon forest.

Film by Tyeen Taylor and Abragail Kappel