Field Notes

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This blog features writing by our research trainees, as well as instructors and scientists. Together with our sister publication, One World Science (now also on, FPI seeks to raise the profile of science in popular dialog.    

brown titi monkey

Monkey Season

By Ben Lybarger * Pictured above: Brown titi monkey (Callicebus brunneus) In the tropics, the seasons can be determined by the amount of rainfall or

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Reluctant Birds

One of my favourite things about teaching field courses in tropical biology the way we do them at FPI is the sheer variety of activities

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A Tough Nut To Crack

Photo Credit: mauroguanandi The Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa) towers over most of its peers, growing up to 50 meters tall over a lifespan of

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