Marcela Ferreyra: The Andean Range and its flowers in Patagonia

Date: 7:30pm-9:30pm, Jun 12, 2019

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Marcela Ferreyra has been living in Patagonia since 1984. She is a Biology Sciences Professor: University of Río Cuarto, Córdoba (1982), National University of Comahue (1995). She is a guide for international groups interested in Patagonian Flora (1990) and a Bach Flower Practitioner graduated in Bach Foundation (2010).

Marcela has worked in the High Andean region in Patagonia. Her ground-breaking research has led to the publication of “High Mountain Flowers of the Patagonian Andes” - English and Spanish-(2006) and "High Mountain Flowers in Patagonia" -Spanish- (2018). Marcela collaborated on “The Laws of the High Mountains” -Spanish- (2010); published several papers and articles about this flora; worked for National Park Administration surveying Flora and Vegetation in National Parks in Patagonia. In addition, Marcela published “Flowers of the Patagonian Steppe” -English and Spanish- (2012). Recently she published a book about the Valdivian Forest: "Flowers of Puerto Blest -Valdivian Forest" -Spanish- (2018). Currently Marcela is working on: "Flowers of the Forest in Patagonia" and "Flowers of the Austral Monte", both in Spanish. All of these publications feature her excellent photography.

Between 2005 and 2009 Marcela worked in a nursery trying to understand the cultivation of High Andean and Steppe Flowers and produce some protocol of cultivation. She helped in the establishment of a little nursery in the steppe, in the rural community of Pilcaniyeu. She also headed a project to recover the vegetation in a high mountain trail in Los Glaciares National Park in Santa Cruz. Between 2010 and 2017 she lead a group of students that constructed a small Botanic Garden at the Educational Institute.

Marcela has worked as an educator at all levels between 1982 until her retirement in 2018. She continues to teach wherever she travels.