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team waponi

XPRIZE Rainforest Finalists



Team Waponi is a special project of Population Biology Foundation.

We are a multidisciplinary team of professionals focused on developing a solution for the XPRIZE Rainforest competition.

We are thrilled to partner with Outreach Robotics to deliver our unique Solution to the upper reaches of the rainforest canopy. Many of our other team members are biologists who have been collaborating for decades in the Upper Amazon Basin of Ecuador to understand interactions between Lepidopteran caterpillars, the host plants they feed on, and the enemies that attack them.  


In forming Team Waponi, we are expanding our joint research goals and building on a shared desire to positively impact the future of tropical rainforests and the indigenous people that depend upon them for survival. Every one of us is prepared to act on a profound optimism that a better understanding of nature and humanity can improve the quality of life for humans and the natural world we inhabit.  


If you share this optimism, join our team!

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