The new Freiberg team, consisting of the students Sophie von Fromm, Carolin Schröder and Thomas Drauschke – under the wings of project leader Jörg Matschullat – are busy preparing for the next field trip. Their flights leave on July 09, and their return is expected for August 12, 2016. In these week before departure, equipment tests, updates of equipment to cater to encountered challenges and intense laboratory work to present the latest results in Manaus keep everyone busy.
The Brazilian team under the guidance of Dr. Roberval de Lima is busy preparing and organizing the site access for the next campaign. Team member Gilvan Coimbra Martins has been running additional respiration experiments on various additional sites in the meantime.