Posts Tagged ‘forest carbon’

Chasing Carbon: A Conservancy Family Prepares to Spend Summer in Southern Mexico

Written by Guest Blogger on . Posted in Learn

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What does their dad do when he flies to Indonesia, Brazil or Mexico for work? The Ellis kids are about to find out! Follow along as they follow their father, Peter Ellis, a forest carbon scientist for The Nature Conservancy, to Mexico for the summer. Planet Change will track the Ellis family’s adventures — starting today, as mom Jes Ellis gets ready for the trip.

Scientists Search for Healthy Forest on Amazon Frontier: Xingu Field Notes: PART ONE

Written by Bronson Griscom on . Posted in Learn

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In the first of a four-part series, Bronson Griscom, a Conservancy forest carbon scientist, brings us along on a trek through northern Brazil’s Amazon frontier, where patches of remaining rainforest – interspersed with cattle ranches – may hold the seeds for the future. Check out the video clips to join in the adventure.

Searching for Forest Gold Among Angry, Rare Amazon Monkeys

Written by Peter Ellis on . Posted in Learn

Brazil Monkey

We spent three full days travelling to this place deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, and three more searching: slashing though thick tangles of vines, braving legions of biting ants, and wading waist-deep through murky waters. The gold we’re searching for are the numbers that will help us determine the amount of carbon stored in the world’s rainforests.

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