Thursday, November 28, 2013

Rupunini explorers

In October a team of scientists and students headed into the Rupunini. According to this report by Dr.
Andrew Short of the University of Kansas the aim was to:
'to conduct a rapid biological assessment of the Rupununi Savannah, a sprawling tropical grassland peppered with rock outcroppings and forested mountains.'
This first report describes their plans.

A followup report describes their trip inland and starting work. Dr Short comments:
'Over the next two weeks, we'll sample rivers, streams, and lakes across the southern Rupununi. Combined with the data gathered by the water quality and fish teams, we can generate a holistic picture of the health of the region's watershed.'
Hopefully there will be another report soon.

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