Dan is a lecturer at the University of Lund, Sweden. He has a long history of work at Wayqecha, starting in 2007 when he helped to install some of the first carbon monitoring plots in the region. Since then he developed a wide range of interests in tropical, boreal and arctic systems involving plant-soil-animal interactions and ecosystem biogeochemistry.
Beisit Luz Puma Vilca
Fieldwork & Science Coordinator
Biologist, with a degree from the National University of San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Peru; focusing on physiology and cell metabolism of plants.
Darcy Galiano Cabrera
Project coordinator, president of ABIDA
My first contact with the cloud forest was in the land of my grandparents and my parents, they were farmers, since I was little I was familiar with these type forests. The first job I did was as a research assistant in a project that studied the distribution and demography of the Weinmannia genus in an altitudinal gradient in the Manu National Park (PNM), after which I worked as a field coordinator in a research project that studied the carbon cycle along a transect from the tree line in the PNM to the amazon in the Tambopata National Reserve. I am currently coordinating the present project that seeks to understand how it would affect the reduction of water in the form of fog and rain to the cloud forest.
Aline is a canopy biologist fascinated by the hidden wonders of the unexplored canopy, especially in tropical montane cloud forests. Since 2007, Aline has been involved in ecophysiological studies related to climate change. Her main focus has been the use of stable isotopes and epiphytic bryophytes (mosses and liverworts) as climatic indicators in tropical ecosystems. Since 2013 Aline has been working as a freelance scientist, educator, field-botanist, and canopy biologist in India, Trinidad & Tobago, Europe, and Peru.
Luis Miguel Alvarez Mayorga
I am a biologist, I finished my studies at the National University of San Antonio Abad of Cusco – Peru. I focus in Ecophysiology of plants in the cloud forest of Manu National Park – Peru. Currently, I am studying Water Potential in a cloud forest in Cusco and monitoring the permanent plots of GEM – Peru.
Maria Edith Ezquerra Condori
I am a Peruvian biologist, got my degree at the University of San Antonio Abad del Cusco. I work for ABIDA, in the project I am in charge of the estimation and analysis of herbivory and net primary productivity of the forest canopy.
Jimmy Ronal Chambi Paucar
Research assistant & botanist
I am a Peruvian Botanist and I have been involved in various ABERG projects since 2008. I obtained my degree from the National University of San Antonio Abad of Cusco, focusing on taxonomy, diversity, and ecology. I am passionate about the tree flora of montane cloud forests and tropical lowland Amazonia. I am interested in nature photography & bird watching.
Kathrin Rousk (Copenhagen University, Denmark)
I am an ecosystem ecologist with a special interest in plant-bacteria associations and biogeochemical cycles in pristine ecosystems. My research focuses on the factors that promote and inhibit nitrogen fixation by moss-associated cyanobacteria.