In the footsteps of elephants

The feeling that there might just be an elephant nearby – that is the feeling of walking through a forest in LopĂ©, Gabon. In this part of Gabon, there are only forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis). There are signs of these elephants everywhere, reminding you that the forest is someone else’s home, and not yours to…

A cola leaf’s journey from canopy to data sheet

What are the logistics like on a field campaign to collect leaves from the canopy of a tropical forest? We collect them to profile these species’ functions – measuring things like photosynthetic capacity that help predict forest function or carbon fluxes. But where do these numbers come from? Here is a small vignette into how…