Monthly Archives: June 2015

Field season in the Amazon begins

Ileana is now set in Rondonia at the Jamari Concession starting our project in collaboration with the sustainable logging company AMATA Brasil. AMATA has “bar-coded” over 100.000 trees with information on their biomass, species and exact location. This enables them to plan selective logging in detail and provides us with a lot of valuable data to carry out research.birdeater

Ileana and Dave have set up sampling plots which we will use for different purposes. Ileana is working on carbon retention and I (Gabriela) will soon be looking at butterfly communities in the area.

Among other creatures, this remarkably large tarantula (goliath birdeater, we think) was photographed by Dr Edwards. Happy days!