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Laura Victoria Campos

High mountain explorations, a passion for climbing, and the desire to find answers to questions about species distribution have significantly shaped the bryologist I am. My name is Laura Victoria Campos, and I come from a megadiverse country, Colombia. Being in this corner of South America has allowed me to delve into different types of…

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Neha Kohli

I was born and raised in the exquisite region of Uttarakhand, India. From the beginning, I was keenly interested in nature and the different kinds of things in it. I used to try different art forms inspired by nature. Later, I learned resin art, which allowed me to preserve various flowers in resin for a…

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Sylwia Wierzcholska

I was born in Wroclaw (Poland). As a child I spent a lot of time in the mountains, a place where I always felt very comfortable. With my younger sister we actively spent every spare moment on hiking trips, always close to nature. This made the choice of a field of study obvious to me….

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Gana Gecheva

I was born and live in Bulgaria – a beautiful country, with a rich historical and cultural heritage, unique nature and high biodiversity. My first encounter with bryophytes was at the beginning of my MSc thesis, which aimed to establish the bioaccumulation capacity of aquatic mosses from the longest Bulgarian river originating in the country,…

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YuFeng Yang

Born and raised in Taiwan, I have loved plants since childhood. At college, biology was my first choice. After graduating, I continued my studies in graduate school with Prof. Shan-Hsiung Lin, who was the professor teaching plants and the leading moss expert in Taiwan. Under his guidance, Plagiochila was my research topic at that time….

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Kirsten Fisher

I grew up in rural Northern California, and in retrospect, I was always surrounded by bryophytes, although I didn’t take notice until much later in life. Priced out of the San Francisco housing market in 1974 (yes, it has been unaffordable for that long), my parents bought some land in the Coast Ranges about 60…

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Linda Graham

Though I have lived for decades in Madison, Wisconsin (USA), I grew up in Missouri and did undergraduate work at Washington University, St. Louis, which is close to the famous Forest Park. So, to study for my botany final exam, I settled with my textbook and notes under a Forest Park tree. While studying the…

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Tülay Ezer

I was born in Imamoglu, a relatively small district of Adana (Turkey), and grew up in a house with a large garden. After school, I enjoyed spending time in the garden playing with plants, insects and soil. Climbing trees was a passion for me and my interest in living things blossomed in those years. With…

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Nilobon Sevanakun

I am currently a Ph.D. student in the Biology program at the Department of Science, Prince of Songkla University. I was born in Sadao District, Songkhla Province, a small town in the southern part of Thailand bordering Malaysia. My childhood did not involve much interaction with nature because my house was located in the market…

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Maham Munir

My name is Maham Munir, born on 5th of August,1996 in Khewra, district Jehlum, Pakistan and I am delighted to share my personal voyage — a tale of growth, determination, and an unwavering love for the natural world. My academic journey began in Saudi Arabia, where I began the first chapters of my academic career….

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