Hunting for Caterpillars in the Andes
Caterpillars in Ecuador and elsewhere have a variety of strategies designed to break through plant defenses and protect against parasites and predators. At Yanayacu, Pascal Rochette (Deschambault, Canada) and Donna Schneider (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) will help study how the survival strategies of caterpillars, plants, and parasites are affected by a changing climate. July 18-28

Pascal Rochette's Diary
Donna Schneider's Diary


Related Sites


Caterpillar Research
View a website dedicated to research projects on caterpillars, including that in Ecuador.
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Discover Life
Provides a caterpillar identification guide.
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Earthwatch Institute


Learn more about this international nonprofit, which supports scientific field research worldwide.
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Hunting for Caterpillars in the Andes


Learn more about the expedition and its scientists.
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