[Exhibition] Sky islands (Les îles du ciel)
What if darwin had been a mountaineer ?
Having resisted numerous ecological crises, flowering plants have colonised a great variety of communities, from oceanic islands to high elevation habitats. High Alpine summits appear as harsh environments to the development of life and yet a number of plant species have colonised them, adapting to living conditions among the most extreme on the planet. On these “sky islands”, water is scarce, the wind is chilling and solar radiation is crushing. How did such tiny flowers manage to reach the bare summits and survive ?
An exhibition and a documentary to explore high altitude Alpine plants, to discover at the Museum of Grenoble from 6 October 2017 to 26 August 2018 and carried out in partnership with the Department of Isère, the Laboratory of Alpine Ecology (LECA / OSUG - CNRS / UGA / USMB), the Ecrins National Park, Nomade Production and the Joseph Fourier Alpine Station (SAJF / OSUG - CNRS / UGA).
From October 6, 2017 to August 26, 2018
Museum of Grenoble : 1 Rue Dolomieu, Grenoble
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