Published: June 17, 2021

Assistant Integrative Biology Professor Brian Buma's explorations and research in southern Cape Horn were featured in National Geographic Magazine last month, highlighting the finding and documentation of the world's southernmost trees. These forests grow on the inhospitable island of Isla Hornos, one of the top 10 windiest places in the world and surrounded by the dangerous Drake Passage, between South America and Antarctica. Buma was also recently awarded one year grants from Boulder County, Jefferson County, and City of Boulder to look at management actions to reduce carbon emissions from wildfires. The grants will also support a CU Denver Masters Student.

The tree at the bottom of the world-and the wind-blasted trek to find it
National Geographic, May 13