Category Archives: Tiputini

Advisor at Work

For those of you visiting this site for the Tiputini and Ecuador-related posts, be sure to check out the Scientist at Work blog at the New York Times, where Anthony Di Fiore, my undergraduate advisor, is now contributing. I was … Continue reading

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End of a season

Alas, it is the end of another field season and I am writing this from my home in New Jersey, two nights and two hot showers after leaving Tiputini. Here’s a smattering of thoughts and events from the past few … Continue reading

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. . . and may the poop be plentiful

Monday marked the arrival of Tony, my undergraduate advisor, and the first presence of another human on the monkey project here at Tiputini. While I have hardly been alone–the volunteers, managers, staff, and students have been tons of fun–it is … Continue reading

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Sights and sounds

It is never silent here. It’s taken me two weeks here in the forest to realize that I am constantly immersed in a forest full of animals chittering and chattering, clicking and clucking, cheeping and chirping, hooting and howling. As … Continue reading

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Woolly tracking

While I carry a radio receiver with me every day to help find monkeys (some of which are wearing radiocollars), so far many of my encounters with woollies have occurred without the help of radio telemetry. While part of this … Continue reading

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