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  • Colombia

    Equipo JBP 2017, Colombia (foto: Zorayda Restrepo)
    • January - April 2017

    Between January and April 2017, RAINFOR colleagues have been working across Colombia to recensus long-term monitoring plots, including many established in the previous century. This work was led by Esteban Alvarez (Col-Tree and UNAD -...

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  • Nordeste de Colombia y el Choco Biogeografico

    foto: Zorayda Restrepo, Colombia 2016
    • September - December 2016

    En Septiembre de 2016 se inició al proyecto Remedición de parcelas permanentes en el Nordeste de Colombia y el Choco Biogeografico, como un aporte al proyecto RAINFOR y la red Col-Tree de Colombia.  Que pretende cuantificar...

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  • Yanamono y Sucusari

    Yanamono y Sucusari
    • August - September 2016
    • Loreto, Peru

    Campaña de remedición de parcelas permanentes en los ríos Yanamono y Sucusari,  Loreto – Perú A.- Epifitismo en el dosel de los árboles de los bosques de Sucusari en Loreto - Perú. B.-...

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  • Reserva Comunal El Sira

    La selva central de Peru, RC Sira (photo: Abel Monteagudo Mendoza 2016)
    • July - July 2016
    • Peru

    Campaña de remedición de parcelas permanentes a través de una gradiente altitudinal en la Reserva Comunal El Sira A.- En punta carretera de la Comunidad Nativa Quimpichari, preparando los víveres y materiales,...

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  • Venezuela

    San Eusebio, VEnezuela 2016 (foto Gamez)
    • March - May 2016

    Between March 30th and May 5th of 2016, thanks to the support of the RAINFOR network and with the coordination of Dr. Hirma Ramírez, a diverse group of students, professors and technicians from Universidad de Los Andes, specifically from...

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  • Parque Nacional Yanachaga Chemillen

    Bosques de la Cordillera del Yanachaga
    • September - September 2015
    • Peru

    During the last 60 days, from 6th July to the 30th September 2015, the RAINFOR research team led by biologist Abel Monteagudo M., joined by Carolina Ramírez Méndez; Yaneth Quispe Mamani; Miguel Alex Pedraza Arando; Yanh...

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  • Yanachaga Chemillen National Park

    Vista panorámica de los bosques del Parque Nacional Yanachaga Chemillen.
    • July - August 2015
    • Peru

    For 30 days, from the 3rd July to the 3rd August 2015, the RAINFOR research team led by biologist Abel Monteagudo M., joined by Carolina Ramírez Méndez; Yaneth Quispe Mamani; Miguel Pedraza Arando; Yanh Carlos Soto...

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  • Brazil BR-319

    BR-319, Brasil (photo: Fernanda Coelho de Sauza 2015)
    • July - August 2015
    • PPBIO/RAINFOR

    The joint PPBio/RAINFOR Amazon monitoring campaign started in July 2015, funded by a Newton grant from NERC to Oliver Phillips and Flavia Costa. For 4 weeks a team formed by Fernanda Coelho, Adriane Esquivel and Thaiane Sousa led a research...

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  • Mato Grosso, Brazil

    RAINFOR Sinop-Sorriso Campaign Team_2015
    • May - September 2015
    • RAINFOR-Sinop-Sorriso Field Campaign

    We have had an extremely active campaign throughout the dry season, establishing and recensusing more than twenty RAINFOR plots across Mato Grosso and the southern part of the neighouring Para state. Much of this area lies within the natural...

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  • Madre de Dios

    medir un árbol en Cusco Amazónico (photo: Joey Talbot 2014)
    • September - October 2014
    • Peru

    In September-October 2014, we conducted a RAINFOR field campaign in Madre de Dios, SE Peru, with a team including Abel Monteagudo Mendoza (Jardin Botanico de Missouri, Peru - RAINFOR), Gabriela Lopez Gonzalez and Joey Talbot (University of...

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  • Central Peru

    Trepar a los árboles para recoger muestras de sucursales (photo: Percy O. Chambi Porroa
    • July - October 2014
    • T-Forces Field Campaign

    T-FORCES Leaf Ecophysiology and Traits Field Campaign in central and northern Peru Led by University of Oxford post-docs Dr. Lisa Patrick Bentley and Dr. Norma Salinas, the T-Forces Peru campaign had a successful kickoff in early July....

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  • Parque Estadual do Araguaia

    team at Parque Estadual, Mato Grosso 2014 (photo: Fernando Elias)
    • June - July 2014
    • Mato Grosso, Brasil

    Field campaign at "impucas" (Regional term for the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, which refers to the seasonally inundated forest fragments located in the transition between the Cerrado and Amazonian Forest biomes) of the Parque...

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  • Reserva Comunal El Sira

    Equipo de campo RC Sira (photo: Abel Monteagudo 2014)
    • April - May 2014
    • Peru

    Campaign to re-measure and install permenant plots at Reserva Comunal El Sira, April-May 2014 For 40 days from April 20 until May 30, 2014 the research team from RAINFOR and Missouri Botanical Garden led by Abel Monteagudo Mendoza...

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  • Yanachaga Chemillen National Park

    Retorno del equipo de Tunqui PNYC (photo Abel Monteagudo 2014)
    • March - April 2014
    • Peru

    Campaign to install two permanent plots in Yanachaga Chemillen National Park during the months of March and April 2014 For two weeks from 14 to 29 March 2014, 8 RAINFOR researchers and Missouri Botanical Garden - Peru, led by biologist...

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  • Mato Grosso, Brazil

    Mato Grosso, Brazil
    • November - November 2013

    Adriane Esquivel Muelbert (University of Leeds) helped the team led by  Beatriz Schwantes Marimon and Ben Hur Marimon Junior to install two new permanent forest plots and recensus a 14-year old plot in a transition...

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  • Peru

    Peru
    • October - November 2013

    A group of researchers from Wageningen and Oxford Universities have teamed up to use laser detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology to produce extremely detailed 3-D maps of 5 RAINFOR/GEM plots across an altitudinal gradient in the Andes region...

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  • Acre

    Equipo de campo (photo: Wendeson Castro 2013)
    • July - October 2013
    • Brasil

    With support from the Moore Foundation, a six week (June-July) expedition to re-census and collect botanical samples at nine RAINFOR plots in Acre was made. Plots were in the Serra do Divisor National Park (PNSD), Resex Alto...

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  • Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

    Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
    • June - July 2013

    During June 2013, Abel Monteagudo Mendoza (Jardín Botánico de Missouri, Peru - RAINFOR), led a team of four students from the School of Biological Sciences, at the Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco: Yuri Tomas...

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  • Imataca Forest Reserve,

    Pintado el POM de arbol Erisma uncinatum (photo: Gerardo Aymard C)
    • June 2013 - July 2014
    • Bolivar, Venezuela

     November-2013 and July 2014- Imataca Forest Reserve, Bolívar, Venezuela Discriminating harvest of timber species is a noteworthy land use in forested areas throughout the humid neotropics. The Reserva Forestal Imataca (RFI)...

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  • Andes, Peru

    equipo de campo 2012 (photo: Kyle Dexter)
    • June - July 2013
    • TropiTreeNiche project

    A major objective of the NERC-funded grant on “Niche Evolution of South American Trees and its Consequences” (a.k.a. TropiTreeNiche) is to expand the RAINFOR plot network into seasonally dry tropical forests (SDTFs). Following a...

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  • Manu, Madre de Dios, Peru

    Manu, Madre de Dios, Peru
    • August - September 2012

    Over 8 weeks, Abel Monteagudo (Jardín Botánico de Missouri, Perú - RAINFOR), led a team of 7 Peruvian’s: Víctor Chama Moscoso, Nadir Pallqui Camacho, Yuri Huillca Aedo, Dayana Suni Mendoza, José Luis...

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  • Guyana

    Guyana
    • March - April 2012

    In March-April 2012 Ted Feldpausch and Nikée Groot led a fieldtrip, in cooperation with the Guyana Forestry Commission and the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development, to the interior of Guyana for the...

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  • Venezuela

    Venezuela
    • 2012 - 2012

    With the support of RAINFOR, a total of 26 permanent plots distributed in several areas were remeasured during a period of 4 weeks from 06 February to 4 March 2012. This group of plots has been maintained in its early life in the 70s by Pierre...

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  • French Guiana: Nouragues

    French Guiana: Nouragues
    • 2012 - 2012

    Following the previous census in 2008, Ted Feldpausch and Sophie Fauset (Univ Leeds), together with Abel Monteagudo, Maxime Réjou-Méchain, Blaise Tymen, Chris Baraloto, Victor Moscoso, Tatiana Gaui, Hélène Richard,...

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  • Peru: Madre de Dios

    Peru: Madre de Dios
    • August - September 2011

    The recent RAINFOR permanent plots remeasurement campaign took place between the months of August and September 2011. For about seven weeks a team formed by Abel Monteagudo, Victor Chama, Nadir Pallqui, Amador Pfuro, Ítalo...

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  • Ecuador

    Ecuador
    • July - August 2011

    After only one year, the RAINFOR team formed by Abel Monteagudo, Victor Chama, Antonio Peña (Peruvians), Julia Salvador, Roberto Raza, Noemí Muquis and Juan Pablo Santos (Ecuadorians) remeasured eight permanent plots in rainy...

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  • Colombia

    Colombia
    • June - October 2011
    • Amacayacu

    Adriana Prieto Cruz (Instituto de Ciencias Naturales de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia) has produced a detailed report about a recent fieldtrip to the Amacayacú National Natural Park to carry out the 2011 census of the plots there....

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  • Bolivia

    Bolivia
    • June - October 2011

    A total of 21 plots were measured between June and October 2011 in various locations in Bolivia with support from the Moore-foundation. This grant was awarded to RAINFOR to monitor the impact of the 2010 drought on Amazon forest dynamics. This...

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  • Brazil

    Brazil
    • June - July 2011
    • Acre

    Ted Feldpausch, in collaboration with Marcos Silveira and Jorcely Barrosa and students Giordano Bruno da Silva Oliveira and Daise Moura de Freitas from the Univ Federal de Acre (Cruzeiro do Sul campus) led a field expedition to the Alto Jurua...

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  • Bolivia: NERC urgency grant

    Bolivia: NERC urgency grant
    • February - March 2011

    With funding from a NERC Urgency Grant to the University of Leeds a team of 9 people led by Alejandro Murakami (Museo de Historia Natural de Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia)  and Yoko Ishida (INPA, Brazil) started a recensus to include about...

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  • Peru

    Peru
    • 2011 - 2011
    • Oxapampa, Pasco

    During a 6 week trip, Abel Monteagudo (Missouri Botanical Garden, Peru - RAINFOR), led a team of six Peruvians: Víctor Chama Moscoso, Nadir Pallqui Camacho, Amador Pfuro Tapia, Edith Briceño Huayta and Antonio Pena Cruz...

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  • Venezuela: Upper Rio Negro

    Venezuela: Upper Rio Negro
    • 2011 - 2012
    • Amazonas

    After completing the work in the four Puerto Ayacucho plots, Gerardo Aymard and Franklin Molina travelled to San Carlos de Río Negro in a small plane, over the isolated forests of the Venezuelan Amazon. Here they met with Pedro Maquirino...

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  • Venezuela: Puerto Ayacucho

    Venezuela: Puerto Ayacucho
    • 2011 - 2012

    With support from RAINFOR, during November 2011 and February 2012 four permanent plots of one hectare each were established in forest near Puerto Ayacucho, Amazonas, Venezuela. The team was lead by Prog. Gerardo Aymard (UNELLEZ-Guanare),...

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  • Peru: Joint Amazon Carnegie RAINFOR Expedition (JACARE)

    Peru: Joint Amazon Carnegie RAINFOR Expedition (JACARE)
    • 2011 - 2011
    • Supported by the Moore Foundation

    The months July to October saw the start of a major collaboration between RAINFOR and the Global Ecology Group at the Carnegie Institute, led by Greg Asner.  The aim of the project (named JACARE, the Joint Amazon Carnegie RAINFOR...

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  • Brazil: Mato Grosso

    Brazil: Mato Grosso
    • November - November 2010

    In November 2009, two permanent plots, of one hectare each, were tagged and measured in the Amazon rainforest, in the research area of the Fazenda Tanguro, northeast of the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. The team was composed of the following...

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  • Bolivia

    Bolivia
    • October - November 2010

    During October 2010, RAINFOR and the Instituto Boliviano de Investigacion Forestal (IBIF, Santa Cruz), worked for 3 weeks together in the forest concession of La Chonta. The teams consisting of Roel Brienen, Abel Monteagudo, Joey Talbot,...

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  • Ecuador

    Ecuador
    • June - August 2010

    A seven weeks’ field campaign was conducted between the end of June and beginning of August to remeasure eight permanent sample plots in the wet lowland rainforest of Ecuador. A team, consisting of Roel Brienen, Abel Monteagudo, Antonio...

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  • Peru: Soils

    Peru: Soils
    • May - July 2010

    In May/July 2010, Beto Quesada and Erick Oblitas led a somewhat “epic” journey to collect soil samples in more than 20 permanent plots across Peru. In early May Erick and his team started the trip in Iquitos doing intensive soil...

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  • Peru: Reserva Comunal el Sira

    Peru: Reserva Comunal el Sira
    • February 2010 - February 2011
    • Puerto Inca, Huánuco

    From July 2010 and throughout 2011, the project ‘Conservation of the biodiversity of Peruvian tropical forests, taking into account aspects of climate protection’, the SERNANP-MINAM and RAINFOR project (‘A project to...

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  • Guyana

    Guyana
    • February - April 2010

    Roel Brienen and Abel Monteagudo led a two month field trip to the interior of Guyana to remeasure a total of 12 permanent sample plots in Mabura Hill, Pibiri and Iwokrama. The diverse team consisting of Dutch, Surinamese, Peruvian, Brazilian...

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  • Colombia

    Colombia
    • January 2010
    • January 2010 onwards

    The new RAINFOR collaboration with the Jardín Botánico de Medellín kicked off in January, with Esteban Alvarez, Alvaro Cogollo, Oliver Phillips and other Colombian investigators and students. We visited the montane forest...

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  • Peru

    Peru
    • 2010 - 2011
    • Improving biomass estimates

    A two year field campaign is being conducted in Madre de Dios, Peru, to improve biomass estimates in different forest types in this area. The team, lead by Rosa Goodman and Tim Baker, works in a logging concession near Iñapari and on...

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  • Bolivia

    Bolivia
    • June - August 2009

    On the 24th of June a team of 13 people led by Roel Brienen (University of Leeds), Abel Monteagudo (Jardín Botánico de Missouri, Perú) and Alejandro Murakami (Museo de Historia Natural de Parque Noel Kempff, Bolivia) set...

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  • BRAZIL: Pará, Caxiuaña

    BRAZIL: Pará, Caxiuaña
    • May - June 2009

    A fieldtrip to Caxiuanã’s National Forest was led by Samuel Soares de Almeida, an ecologist at the Goeldi Museum, Brazil, with the participation of biologist Antonio Sérgio Lima da Silva and 6 other people, This trip was...

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  • PERU: Oxapampa, Pasco

    PERU: Oxapampa, Pasco
    • May - June 2009

    During a 7 week trip, Abel Monteagudo (Jardín Botánico de Missouri, Peru - RAINFOR) led a team of six Peruvians to remeasure 7 plots in the central jungle of Peru, through an altitudinal gradient. Firstly, they travelled from...

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  • Brazil: Acre

    Brazil: Acre
    • May - June 2009

    Ted Feldpausch and Beto Quesada led a two month field expedition in Acre, Brazil together with RAINFOR-Moore collaborators Marcos Silveira, Jorcely Barroso, Erick Mendoza and Edilson Consuelo to recensus forest plots established in 1995. The...

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  • Peru: Loreto, Iquitos

    Peru: Loreto, Iquitos
    • May - June 2009

    During a 7 week trip, Roel Brienen (Leeds, UK) and Abel Monteagudo (Jardín Botánico de Missouri, Perú) led a team of six Peruvian and one Puerto Rican student to remeasure plots in north eastern Peru. First, the reserve of...

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  • Venezuela

    Venezuela
    • February 2009

    In February 2009, Geertje van der Heijden (Leeds, UK), Emilio Vilanova and Pedro Salcedo (both from Universidad de los Andes) remeasured 21 0.25ha plots in Venezuela. They started with 6 plots in the Imataca state in western Venezuela, after...

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  • French Guiana: Nourages

    French Guiana: Nourages
    • November 2008

    A nine-nation team returned to the Nouragues research site, French Guiana in north eastern Amazonia to recensus 22 1-ha plots established in 1992. Ted Feldpausch (University of Leeds, UK & USA), Lilian Blanc (CIRAD, French Guiana),...

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  • Peru

    Peru
    • August 2008

    In August 2008 a major new phase in the RAINFOR project got underway in Amazonia. Funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is allowing us to significantly expand our effort, measuring more plots in more places and bringing...

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  • Intensive Plots

    Intensive Plots
    • May - June 2008
    • Brazil, Bolivia, Peru

    Thanks to major new funding from the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, a number of RAINFOR and RAINFOR-associated sites were transformed into “Intensive Process” plots. Monthly measurements of all major carbon stocks and fluxes...

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  • Ecuador

    Ecuador
    • 2007

    Five years on from the previous major campaign in Ecuador, we remeasured plots across the Oriente during two months of fieldwork in Ecuador. David Neill (Fundacion Jatun Sacha and Missouri Botanical Garden) coordinated many of the arrangements...

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  • Bolivia

    Bolivia
    • July 2006

    In July 2006 RAINFOR headed for central Bolivia to re-census plots. Oliver Phillips and Julie Peacock (both from University of Leeds) joined Bolivian botanist Luzmila Arroyo (Museo de Historia Natural in Santa Cruz) and researchers Christian...

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  • Drought Recensus

    Drought Recensus
    • 2006
    • Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Brasil, Guyana, French Guyana

    In a co-ordinated effort to assess the impact of the 2005 Amazon drought, we recensused 60 Rainfor plots at numerous sites across the basin. Teams led by many different RAINFOR scientists visited permanent plots, including in normally aseasonal...

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  • North Peru

    North Peru
    • January 2005

    2005 saw the return to North Peru and Iquitos, where we started in 2001. Tim Baker, Oliver Phillips, Rodolfo Vasquez Martinez, Nestor Jaramillo and Antonio Pena Cruz from the first expedition were joined by Isau Huamantupa, Jose Luis Marcello,...

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  • Venezuela

    Venezuela
    • March - April 2004

    Although delayed by events beyond our control, happily, RAINFOR was able to head north of the equator and visit a number of important forest sites in Venezuela. Through the efforts of Rafael Herrera to organise the logistics and...

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  • Colombia

    Colombia
    • January - February 2004

    Thanks to the support of Tropenbos and Parques Nacionales de Colombia, RAINFOR was able to visit the Colombian Amazon. During January and February a group from different Colombian institutions; including Agustin Rudas from the...

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  • Southern Peru

    Southern Peru
    • September - October 2003

    A 20 year anniversary! The network of plots established originally by Al Gentry at Explorer's Inn, on the Rio Tambopata and Cusco Amazonico, on the Rio Madre de Dios, are some of the longest running, and best known botanically, in...

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  • Brazil: Acre

    Brazil: Acre
    • July - August 2003

    With Marcos Silviera, Edilson Consuelo, and Irio Ribeiro (Universidade de Acre), a team constisting of Tim Baker (University of Leeds and Max Planck Institute of Bogeochemsitry), Sandra Patino and Michael Schwarz (Max Planck Institute...

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  • Brazil: Para

    Brazil: Para
    • February - March 2003

    Tim Baker, Sandra Patino, Beto Quesada, Michael Schwarz and Alexandre Santos visited forest plots at Jari and Tapajos, managed by Natalino Silva (Embrapa, Belem). These sites have some of the longest records of forest dynamics of any...

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  • Southern Peru

    Southern Peru
    • June 2002

    Sandra Patino, Jens Schmerler, Gareth Lloyd, Viviana Horna, Wily Palomino and Antonio Pena Cruz visited Tambopata and Cuzco Amazonico in southern Peru to undertake foliar and soil sampling. Although a strong dry season occurs in this...

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  • Brazil: Mato Grosso

    Brazil: Mato Grosso
    • May - June 2002

    With assistance from Nicholau Priante and colleagues (Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso in Cuiaba), a group including Jon Lloyd (Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry) , Beto Quesada and Alexandre Santos (Universidade de...

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  • Brazil: Manaus, Caixuana, Braganca

    Brazil: Manaus, Caixuana, Braganca
    • April - May 2002

    Sandra Patino and Beto Quesada made a rapid trip to undertake soil and foliar sampling at some of the key scientific sites in central and eastern Amazonia. Central Amazonian forest near Manaus is one of the most intensively studied...

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  • Ecuador

    Ecuador
    • January - February 2002
    • Jatun Sacha & Yasuni National Park

    Remeasurement work and soil and foliar sampling were completed in eight, one hectare plots during two months of fieldwork in Ecuador. Seven different nationalities were represented within fieldwork team: Jens Schmerler (Germany), Beto...

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  • Peru: Iquitos

    Peru: Iquitos
    • October - November 2001
    • Puerto Maldonado

    Tim Baker made a return trip to Peru to continue collecting data on height/diameter allometry. Working with Roosevelt Garcia, the cluster of plots near Iquitos were revisited, and Antonio Peña Cruz and Paul Hufton assisted with...

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  • Bolivia

    Bolivia
    • May - June 2001
    • Noel Kempff National Park

    A small group visited La Chonta Forest Reserve where the BOLFOR project has established a longterm experiment to investigate the impact of silvicultural treatments on the regenertion of timber species and on biodiversity. Within this...

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  • Peru

    Peru
    • May - June 2001
    • Iquitos

    As the first phase of fieldwork within RAINFOR, five previously established one hectare plots were recensused and five new plots established in three forest reserves near Iquitos, NE Peru. A team of Peruvian botantists, led by Rodolfo...

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