RU research team explores science and the jungle

Student Kristy Clark is participating in the Radford Amazonian Research Expedition.

Beneath the canopy of Peru’s Amazonian jungle, 16 undergraduate student researchers from Radford University have convened the Radford Amazonian Research Expedition (RARE), an intensive three-week Maymester academic adventure.

Led by Assistant Professor of Biology Joy Caughron and Associate Professor of Psychology Jay Caughron, RARE is providing a unique opportunity to conduct original research in a primary Amazonian rainforest ecosystem. The expedition consists of four RARE student teams doing individual original research projects at the Las Piedras Biodiversity research station in the Madre de Dios River region that lies at the headwaters of the Amazon River.

To follow the team’s work and range of research activities, visit their Facebook page.

View photos from the current expedition and past expeditions through the multimedia galleries.


Joe Doten meets a monkey at a local zoo.


The RARE 2016 group

May 31, 2016