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Paul Bertner

Paul Bertner
Paul Bertner is an explorer, biologist and wildlife photographer specializing in macrophotography and integrated systems ecology. He travels the world's equatorial rainforests to document and share earth's most diverse ecosystems in order to highlight the tremendous adaptations and diversity of the "microfauna".

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Crimson Forest: A Vampire Tale

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2017 2:28:50 PM / by Paul Bertner posted in Bizarre animal behavior, Amazon, Tambopata National Reserve, Bahuaja Sonene National Park, rainforest parasitism, collared peccary, vampire bat

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I hadn’t originally intended to cover vampire bat facts in one of these blog instalments; however, when I saw the fascinating and unique footage (perhaps representing the only footage of parasitization of a wild host - a collared peccary) on one of my camera traps at Tambopata Research Center, in the Tambopata National Reserve, I needed no encouragement to pivot from my originally scheduled content.

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Insane in the Membracidae: Discovering Mutualism between Ants and Treehoppers

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2017 6:00:00 PM / by Paul Bertner posted in Insects, Bizarre animal behavior, Amazon

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When you think of the Amazon Rainforest – what do you think of? Usually, the rainforest comes to us in images of color, biodiversity and an exoticness which echoes in our imaginations.  We often think of fauna or birds – colorful macaws and mysterious jaguars.

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Rainforest Research: The Bigger Picture

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 28, 2017 8:21:57 PM / by Paul Bertner posted in Amazon Research, Field Biology, Rainforests, Ecosystems, Biodiversity

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I'm an explorer, biologist and wildlife photographer specializing in macrophotography and integrated systems ecology. I travel the world's Equatorial rainforests to document and share the earth´s most diverse ecosystems to highlight the tremendous adaptations and diversity of the microfauna.

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