Unlocking Amazon's Ecological Wonders: Mineral Licks and Animal Minerals Dispersing
Ethan Duvall, a PhD candidate at Cornell University, taking notes about mineral licks.
Ph: Naia Andrade
Their field work entails long days of sampling plants, soils, water, and other materials to measure the distribution and availability of nutrients throughout the forest, mapping hydrologic attributes (streams, basins) around the saladeros, and analyzing animal behaviour at saladeros using camera-trapping techniques. Their main report: living the dream!