How Indian ecologists are finding unknown treasures hidden in the canopies of trees

Walking into a forest is probably one of the most immersive ecological experiences. It isn’t like walking into any other landscape like a mountain or a desert, both of which introduce their marvels at a deliberate pace. When you step into a forest, it is almost as if the edge zips shut behind you. The trees sieve the bright sunlight into twinkling stars, the soggy ground softens your step and the foliage pushes against the world outside.

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The Wise Man Built His House Among the Trees

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The Wise Man Built His House…Among the Trees Klaus DeBoer, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT Summer 2015 REU Site: Undergraduate Research into the Cultural, Economic and Ecological Significance of Church Forests in South Gondar, Ethiopia (www.colby.edu/reu-in-ethiopia) Earlier this year, I applied for a National Science Foundation Research

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Rebecca’s Amazon Adventure

As our plane began its descent toward Iquitos, Peru, I knew I was in for the adventure of a lifetime. I had been anxiously awaiting this trip – my very first international flight – for the past several months, but nothing could prepare me for what I

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Taiwan Explores and Celebrates Her Treetops

Article by Dr. Meg Lowman in the Taiwan Forestry Research Institute Newsletter: In 2009, two young Taiwanese biologists arrived at my doorstep in Sarasota, Florida, determined to learn everything about the canopy walkway built in nearby Myakka River State Park. This unique treetop walk has not only

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