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.  Follow this link: http://blog.terrain.org/2013/04/19/researching-amazonia/

Excerpt – Water poured over my snake-proof gators and dropped, traversing some fifty feet of air between my perch and the forest floor. From this crow’s nest, I wrestled my pole pruner—fully extended to thirty feet—into the crown of a neighboring tree…