Journal #2 Climbing & Collecting
In an effort to show how scientists collect specimens from the treetops, Dr. Vriesendorp demonstrates the fine art of climbing trees, Cofan-style. This is the second installment in a five-part series of video journals documenting the team’s daily life and field work during their expedition to the Amazon wilderness.
As a plant ecologist and conservation biologist, Dr. Vriesendorp directs The Field Museum’s Rapid Inventory program, which brings together biological and social information to create a roadmap for practical, long-lasting, and locally-supported conservation. During October of 2008, Dr. Vriesendorp’s international team of scientists surveyed the Cuyabeno-Güeppí region where Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia meet.
Be sure to check out Journal Entry #3 “Camp Nightlife”.
Want to learn more about Field Museum scientific expeditions around the world? Please visit fieldmuseum.org/expeditions.
For more about The Field Museum’s Rapid Inventory Program, please visit fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/ecco.htm.