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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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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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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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