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Bolivia

  • July 2006
Bolivia

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 Roth, Daniel Villarroel, Ivan Linneo, Fanor Rojas, Casimiro Mendoza at the experimental station Valle del Sajta which belongs to the Universidad Mayoe de San Simon del Valle Sacta. These plots were set up in 2001 and are tropical moist forest at the southern extreme of Amazonia and represent brand new additions to the network of more than 100 permanent sample plots across Amazonina that are included in RAINFOR. They are exceptionally dynamic and unusually wet forest for that part of the Amazon. Oliver then headed home and the rest of the team recovered breifly in Santa Cruz. The team was joined by Erasmo Alejo and Nino M0iranda for a very long drive to the experimental forest station Elias Meneces which belongs to the Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno, and it is located in the Yacapani municipio, Provincia Ichilo, department of Santa Cruz. Here we recensused two more plots which are also new additions to the RAINFOR network.