Marielle Smith and Ty Taylor wrote this piece for the Terrain.org blog to share some of their experiences from a five-month field campaign in the eastern Amazon in 2012. u00a0Follow this link:u00a0http://blog.terrain.org/2013/04/19/researching-amazonia/

Excerpt -u00a0Water poured over my snake-proof gators and dropped, traversing some fifty feet of air between my perch and the forest floor. From this crowu2019s nest, I wrestled my pole pruneru2014fully extended to thirty feetu2014into the crown of a neighboring tree…