FIU-FTBG faculty Dr. Javier Francisco-Ortega delivered a talk about his research pertinent to the plant hunting trips of David Fairchild. This presentation took place at the Instituto de Estudios Canarios (La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands) on December 18. During this event a new publication by Dr. Francisco-Ortega entitled "David Fairchild and his Biological Expeditions to the Canary Islands" was presented. Dr. Esperanza Beltran (Departamento de Biologia Vegetal - Universidad de La Laguna) hosted Dr. Francisco-Ortega. Dr. Arnoldo Santos-Guerra (Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias) delivered an introductory talk about the history of plant exploration in the Canaries and the relevance of David Fairchild´s plant hunting trips to these islands. Dr. Wladimiro Rodriguez Brito from the Departmento de Geografía - Universidad de La Laguna wrote an article about this talk in the local newspaper Diario de Avisos. Full text of this article can be found in here.