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Learn more about the Amazon rainforest from Nigel Pitman by visiting “Scientists at Work,” a section of the New York Times that acts as a modern field journal.  There you can learn everything from the techniques scientists use to study animals in the rainforest, to what sorts nutrients certain animals gain from clay licks.

Dr. Nigel Pitman is the former research director of the Los Amigos conservation concession is southeastern Peru, and currently a research associate with at the Center for Tropical Conservation with the Nichols School of the Environment.  He is the author of over 70 scientific publications.

To read all of Dr. Nigel Pitman’s notes from the field, visit http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/author/nigel-pitman/