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The Colours of a Primate Rainbow: Interview with Dr. Amanda Melin

By Luke Fannin. Primates are exceptionally visually oriented mammals. Adapted to a life in the trees, their evolution has favored forward-facing eyes for enhanced depth perception (handy for accurately grasping branches) and has reduced their reliance...

Living for the City: Interview with Dr. Iván Soto-Calderón

By Luke Fannin. My fellow research assistants from this past summer will undoubtedly agree with me when I say that tamarins are incredibly flexible when it comes to their daily habits in the Amazon rainforest. Not only do they eat a wide variety of food...

Strangler figs: Silent assassins, diversity engines, rainforest timekeepers

  (Borrowing from a J&B whisky commercial from the 1990s…) Tradition says: “A tree must begin its life from the forest floor”. Tradition says:  “A tree shall form a relatively cylindrical trunk”. Tradition...

Charismatic Megaflora of the Amazon Rainforest

  Mention the words “Amazon rainforest” to the layperson, and it is likely that the first creatures that spring to their minds are jaguars, caimans, giant river otters, spider monkeys or scarlet macaws….large, colorful, striking animals,...