Patricia Salerno

Truths and Myths Behind the Lost World of South America

From Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World tothe Disney movie “Up”, there are many myths that surround the tepuis (flattop mountains) of South America. Rising up to 3000m, these colossal mountains offer exciting opportunities for evolutionary studies.

Join me as I walk you through the majestic beauty of tepuis. We’ll meet the flora and fauna that call these mountains home, and explore odd myths, and stranger truths, of a lost world.

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About h. gillespie

Hayley Gillespie is an artist-scientist with a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Animal Behavior. She studies endangered species, writes for the biocreativity blog and is the founder/director of Art.Science.Gallery. in Austin, Texas. Hayley enjoys finding new ways to merge art & science through outreach activities, writing and multimedia projects.

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