Key concepts: 1) New species are continuing to evolve right before our eyes, and 2) Scientists often work across international borders.

What do you get when a team of biologists from Mexico and the US sets out to explore remote areas of the Chihuahuan Desert? Lots of examples of the evolution of new species on gypsum soils — and plenty of evidence that the world is still full of things to discover. Dr. Mike Moore of Oberlin College and his collaborators are featured in this episode of “Plants are Cool, Too!”

Hosted by Chris Martine, Bucknell University.

Producers C. Martine, Paul Frederick, Tim Kramer. Shot and edited by P. Frederick.

With Spanish subtitles.