Phyllis Duff

Phyllis Duff

Worcester, MA

Clark University

Primary Researcher


Published on Dec 02, 2016

Season of Thanks

I have not posted in a while since being back from Peru, and since it is the season of being thankful and giving, I wanted to share some updates as to how things have been going. I spent the majori...

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Published on Jun 30, 2016

Field Work! Field Work! Field Work!

What a crazy week it has been back in Puerto! I arrived last Friday and was expected to start work on Saturday and Sunday. However, due to the inconsistency with internet and phone access here I wa...

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Published on Jun 23, 2016

Los Amigos Biological Station Day 3-10

Today is my last full day here at Los Amigos Biological Station. I will be traveling to a small mining community located just downstream here on the Madre de Dios River. After my interview with one...

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Published on Jun 17, 2016

Estoy enamorado con Amazon. Day 1-3 Los Amigos, Biological Station

My first three days have been really amazing and super eventful. I started doing my own personal field work the second day in – three interviews completed so far. The general sense is that environm...

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Published on Jun 13, 2016

Day 1 - Puerto Maldonado

After a long day of travel, I finally landed in Puerto Maldonado, the capital of Madre de Dios and the closest city to the research facility I am staying at. The people who work at the hotel I am s...

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Published on Jun 12, 2016


Bags are packed! While I sit here at Logan waiting for my flight I cannot thank all of you enough for helping me embark on this amazing adventure! Remember to check out this page during my trip for...

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