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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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The Amazon is Wired: Citizen Science is plugged in and chugging along at Rainforest Expeditions

[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 the project was conceived. This article originally appeared on the Rainforest Expeditions blog on April 22, 2017. To get to know Varun better, log on to Reddit for a …

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Amazing GRC

This Monkey Has More Followers Than You By Ben Lybarger In a culture endlessly seeking likes, loves, and comments, it may come as a shock to many that a tiny, grizzled tamarin in the remote Amazon has most of us beat. To be sure, she doesn’t have any social media accounts, and she has never …

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No Monkey Left Behind

By Ben Lybarger | Photos by Ishaan Raghunandan It was a typical afternoon in the Amazon when suddenly a troop of capuchin monkeys stormed through camp in a bluster of bending branches and daring leaps. Almost anyone who witnesses such a commotion instantly admires the deft movements, and once your eyes lock with one of …

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The Chiky Basterd

We’ve written about how we came to be foster parents to a young saddleback tamarin before, but here is the story, told a little differently…