Year: 2017

The Succession Rhapsody: from sand to Amazon rainforest

[attention title=”Amazon Wired”]Varun Swamy, field course instructor (see Amazonian ABCs), is also one of the co-founders of the Amazon Wired project. Here he tells us how megaflora are really just as interesting as megafauna. This article originally appeared on the Rainforest Expeditions blog on May 22, 2017. To get to know Varun better, check out …

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Strange Continent, New Forest, Unknown Animals. Some More Please!

[blockquote id=”” class=”” style=”” align=”none” author=”” affiliation=”” affiliation_url=””]As the days of the course come to an end and suddenly one day you are going back home, you realize that you have had a life-changing experience.[/blockquote] My name is Ximena Neri and I am an environmental scientist from Mexico, currently doing research on how humans interact …

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Strangler figs: Silent assassins, diversity engines, rainforest timekeepers

[attention title=”Amazon Wired”]Varun Swamy, field course instructor (see Amazonian ABCs), is also one of the co-founders of the Amazon Wired project. Here he tells us how megaflora are really just as interesting as megafauna. This article originally appeared on the Rainforest Expeditions blog on June 19, 2017. To get to know Varun better, check out …

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Ghosts of Megafauna Past

Ghosts of Megafauna Past By Varun Swamy, FPI field course instructor. He is also one of the co-founders of the Amazon Wired project. Here he tells us how the project was conceived. This article originally appeared on the Rainforest Expeditions blog on June 5, 2017.  I distinctly remember the first time I accidentally stabbed my hand on the spine …

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Mi Experiencia Como Asistente de Investigación

Mi Experiencia Como Asistente de Investigación Autor: Stefano García Castillo, Perú Como muchos peruanos, estoy maravillado con nuestra amazonia. Por la riqueza que presentamos siempre quise experimentar y estudiar su biodiversidad, especialmente a los primates. Tenía aún 18 años cuando encontré la página de Field Projects International y estaba asombrado por sus diversos estudios en …

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Under (poo) Pressure

It was getting close to the end of the field season. We were tired, craving junk food, covered in ticks and… critically, short of monkey poops. Stefano and I were now the sole members of the 2017 Primate Poop Patrol, and it was our responsibility to go out every day into the rainforest and collect fresh …

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The Boom and Bust Rainforest

[attention title=”Amazon Wired”]Varun Swamy, field course instructor (see Amazonian ABCs), is also one of the co-founders of the Amazon Wired project. Here he documents the ever changing ebb and flow of a tropical rainforest. This article originally appeared on the Rainforest Expeditions blog on April 29, 2017. To get to know Varun better, log on …

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