TEAM Stories

You are here

Below are video stories that follow TEAM scientists on different continents monitoring ground dwelling animals, vegetation and climate.

TEAM Network: Introduction

This story is the first part of a series that follows three TEAM scientists on three different continents monitoring ground dwelling animals, vegetation and climate.

 

Badru's Story

Each year Badru Mugerwa sets 60 camera traps in the rugged forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. His work is part of theTEAM Network, a global web of field stations that provide an early warning system for loss of biodiversity in tropical forests. Badru and his fellow TEAM scientists have collected over one million images of mammals and birds to help guide conservation efforts.

 

Patricia's Story

Patricia Alvarez travels two days by boat to measure more than 7,000 trees and vines in the remote, intact core of Peru's Manú National Park. Her work is part of the TEAM Network, a global web of field stations that provide an early warning system for loss of biodiversity in tropical forests. The vegetation protocol followed by Patricia and her fellow TEAM scientists generates data that's used to calculate biomass and carbon stocks on a global scale.

 

Christine's Story

Christine Fletcher must overcome her fear of heights to monitor climate from Pasoh Forest Reserve in Malaysia. Her work is part of the TEAM Network, a global web of field stations that provide an early warning system for loss of biodiversity in tropical forests. TEAM's climate protocol measures temperature, humidity, rainfall and solar radiation to help researchers understand the effects of climate change on biodiversity.