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Manu, Madre de Dios, Peru

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

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 Mateo Miguel and Adolfo Kapeshi. The team re-measured 10 permanent 1-2.25Ha plots, located in forests surrounding el Estación Biológica de Cocha Cashu and then at Vigilancia de Pakitza (central Parque Nacional del Manu).  Field work involved taking many boat trips along Rio Manu and setting up camp for several weeks at a time in order to access the more remote plots Altos de Cornfield, Cocha Otorongo and Cocha Salvador. In addition to the re-measurement of permanent plots and strengthening of established training methodologies, botanical specimens were collected of recruits and other trees requiring revision of their identification. These collections are currently being dried prior to identification at the herbarium at Oxapampa (HOXA). Data is soon to be made publicly available in the database ForestPlots.net