Jair Putzke

Universidade Federal do Pampa Brazil

Jair Putzke obtained a degree in Biological Sciences from the Universidade de Santa Cruz, Brazil, in 1990, and a master's degree in Cryptogams and a Ph.D. in Botany from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, in 1994 and 2003, respectively. He is currently a professor at the Universidade Federal do Pampa, Campus São Gabriel, Brazil. He has experience in botany with an emphasis on mycology, working mainly on fungi/bryophytes relationships, mycology, lichens, taxonomy, myxomycetes, botany, ecology, teaching, and environmental education. He has published more than 120 scientific articles, 23 books, and 13 book chapters. Dr. Putzke has studied bryology for more than 30 years, mainly in Antarctica.

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Bryophytes are tiny, fragile, photosynthetic plants found all over the world, from the poles to deserts and forest areas. They contribute one-third of the oxygen we breathe as well as remove harmful CO2 from the atmosphere, thus helping mitigate the effects of climate change. Fragile and silent in their micro-habitat, they do so much for the planet, yet very little is known about them. This book is the result of the effort of several authors who work with bryophytes. It includes six chapters that address such topics as diversity and taxonomy, ecology, and biochemistry. The chapters present data on various species of Bryophyta from different continents, including Peru, Indonesia, Brazil, and Argentina.

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