Emily Burt collects data for her PhD work at UCLA at Villa Carmen Biological Station. She is monitoring the seasonal changes in water retention in soil near small water catchments.
Dr. Adrian Tejedor holds up a round eared bat for U.S. study abroad students to examine during a field exercise class in the southeastern Amazon of Peru. Dr. Tejedor periodically captures bats using mist nets to determine which species are present and absent in different areas of the Amazon and how their populations are adapting due to encroaching human development.
A Brown Titi Monkey seen at Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Peru.
Researcher Heather Nobert displays a selection of Walking Palms seeds she has collected as part of an ongoing reforestation project in southeastern Peru. Walking Palms are named for their unusual stilt-like roots which are give the tree the ability to lean towards sunlight when needed.