Seeing the forest and the trees

How to balance logging, biodiversity and carbon sequestration.

The November 2013 issue of Discover Magazine features PhD student Jake Bicknell who has been working in the Iwokrama Forest on the impacts of forestry using reduced-impact logging.

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New species of Orchid discovered in Guyana

A new species of orchid has been discovered in the Pakaraima Mountains, atop the majestic Kamarau Falls, Kurupung River. The new species named Sobralia pakaraimense was found during field studies by the University of Gdansk in 1992, but has only now been described as a distinct species. Eight species of the genus Sobralia are now known from Guyana.

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Understanding primate distributions in Guyana

A new study published in the scientific journal Biotropica, explains patterns in the spatial distributions of three species of primates in the Rupununi area of Guyana. The study by the Project Fauna team is based on three years of field surveys by local communities, and shows that competition between species is fundamental to species distributions, as well as habitat and fruit availability.

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