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.

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

Learn more about the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network:
teamnetwork.org

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