Rebecca Tripp is a student who studied with Dr. Meg Lowman’s National Science Foundation grant for undergraduate students, where mobility-limited students were trained to climb trees and sample micro-arthropods. Rebecca was part of a summer team who discovered 8 new species in the trees of Kansas, and subsequently accompanied Dr. Lowman to the Amazon forests in the summer of 2015 to continue research on water bears.

Video shot and produced by Rob Nelson of Untamed Science.