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Peru: Iquitos

  • October - November 2001
  • Puerto Maldonado
Peru: Iquitos

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 measurements in the forests of south-east Peru, on the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers. It was fascinating to compare the less species-rich, and shorter, more seasonal forests of southern Peru with the plots further north. The trip also included a presentation of the work of RAINFOR at the Herbario Vargas, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, in Cusco.