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sam with elephant
August 3, 2016
I, along with eight strong men and women, hauled the 6 month-old elephant calf into the back of the pickup truck. We were in the process of taking it to the wildlife corridor...
tea estate
August 1, 2016
For my PhD research, I chose to come and work in a tea estate. Situated in the high rainfall forested hills of the Western Ghats of south-west India, it’s a fairly large...
Himalaya Summer, India
July 26, 2016
As one of nearly 20 students whose international research projects are being funded this summer by the F&ES-based Tropical Resources Institute (TRI), Chatti...
dinde with wasps
July 25, 2016
During the last month, I have been measuring dinde trees of different ages on farms of the coffee region in Colombia. It hasn’t been easy.
Kata Young
July 6, 2016
We spent the day talking with cabruca cacao producers…a traditional system of growing cacao using legacy overstory tree species from the native Mata Atlantica forest.
palm oil billboard
July 6, 2016
Unlike Cusco with its cobbled streets and Andean charm, or Iquitos with its crumbling architecture and lush green surroundings, Pucallpa seems dusty and plain. It is a city...
June 27, 2016
I arrived at the tourist reception center, Uwinka, in Nyungwe Forest National Park, in the pouring rain. The reception center is at the top of a mountain, and my field site...